Due to changes in legislation, we are aware that many hospices are having to obtain medication from different sources. This overly complex hybrid system of supply is often excessively expensive, and time-consuming for nursing staff.
Your hospice can order everything you need from Ashtons. We truly are a one stop shop.
Do you need help obtaining medication or medical supplies? Get in contact to find out how we can help.
Are you finding it challenging to obtain stock medication?
Our research has indicated that many hospices around the country are finding it increasingly challenging to obtain a consistent, reliable and legal supply of stock medication.
Many medication suppliers are shackled by increasingly stringent regulations imposed by the MHRA with its Wholesale Dealer’s Licence.
The impact of this is that some hospices are having to obtain medication from various supply sources.
Overly complex supply systems like this, often using three or four different sources for medication, are usually excessively expensive and, most importantly, very time-consuming for nursing staff.
One legal supplier for all your medical products
Ashtons hold an MHRA Wholesale Dealer’s Licence and will continue to do so.
This licence is a legal requirement for any pharmacy provider of stock medication. Licence holders are regularly and stringently inspected to ensure they comply with the MHRA’s quality standards.
Not only do we comply with these standards, but we also hold a separate Home Office licence allowing us to supply Controlled Drugs as stock. We are also a registered pharmacy, so we can dispense namedpatient medication.
This means we can provide everything you need in a single daily delivery – legally.
Support from our dedicated facility in Brighton
Our facility in Brighton is closed to the public and is entirely focused on serving our hospice and hospital clients. We do nothing else.
This facility is staffed by a dedicated customer services team, a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, as well as dispensary, warehouse, stock logistics, procurement and finance teams.
Advice is also available from our medication information pharmacists, who are available to provide support with medication related queries until 10pm every day of the year.
Our online ordering website for stock medication and medical supplies allows our clients to order at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is the easiest way to order from Ashtons.
No matter where you are or what device you are using, as long as you are connected to the internet, any authorised staff can order what your patients need, when they need it.