A leading provider of specialist pharmacy services

We are proud to be a leading provider of specialist pharmacy services to hospices in the UK.

We are experts in medicines management and our range of pharmacy services has been designed, developed and continually refined for over 25 years to help our hospice clients meet the specific requirements of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), and the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW).

By using Ashtons, your hospice will receive a high quality and consistent service, which will help you manage your medication safely and effectively and to meet regulatory and best practice requirements.

Unique expertise in palliative care

Our lead Palliative Care Pharmacist, Margaret Gibbs, is Ashtons’ in-house expert on palliative care.

Margaret was previously lead pharmacist at St Christopher’s Hospice in London for over 18 years and is recognised as an industry-leading expert in palliative care pharmacy.

Margaret supports our clinical pharmacists who specialise in palliative care and visit our client hospices, and also provides direct support to our hospice clients where required.

Margaret is also the editor of the Palliative Care Edition of Ashtons Pharmacy News.

Margaret Gibbs

Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist

Laurence Sprey

Managing Director

A visionary pharmacist and entrepreneur, Laurence set up Ashtons to help deliver the highest quality patient care to hospices. He oversees all aspects of the company’s day-to-day running.


Yachna Tak

Clinical Director

Yachna is responsible for developing client relationships and partnerships, as well as leading our team of specialist pharmacists and developing our technological solutions.


Martin England

Pharmacy Services Director

Responsible for quality and innovation, Martin is an expert in medicines management and regulatory compliance. He is also responsible for developing products and services for our clients.


Keith Hersee

Financial Director

Keith maintains stability, security and continuity for our clients with streamlined financial reporting systems. He also oversees the development of reports to analyse medication usage and ordering trends.