Established in 2014, Thistle Pharma is a broadly virtual, independent specialist healthcare enterprise. The business leverages a portfolio of specialist MHRA licensure to deliver bespoke manufacture, international procurement, niche market access and specialist supply chain solutions.

Working with both UK and international trusted partners, Thistle Pharma have a dedicated team of Pharmacists available to orchestrate activities across a comprehensive suite of product life-cycle skill-sets.

Website: www.thistlepharma.com



Alliance Healthcare’s origins are deeply rooted in community healthcare: the company was founded under the UniChem brand over 70 years ago by a group of London pharmacists, to serve independent pharmacy.

Today at Alliance Healthcare we continue to maintain this strong service-based culture and we are dedicated to working in partnership with pharmacists and manufacturers to improve healthcare in our communities.

Working with our partners, we provide an innovative range of wholesale distribution and related services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Website: www.alliance-healthcare.co.uk



Consilient Health markets and distributes quality generic pharmaceuticals throughout Europe directly to pharmacies. Our innovative business model results in significant cost savings, which we in turn share with our customers. With the help of our network of manufacturers in Europe, Consilient Health has proven to be a reliable and committed generics supplier you can trust. Our products are regulated, licensed, and clinically validated to be safe. We ensure the highest quality products, at very competitive prices.

Website: www.consilienthealth.com

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Synergy Medical

Synergy Medical is headquartered in greater Montreal, Canada, and opened an European subsidiary in London, UK in 2016. Synergy Medical is a leading manufacturer of integrated automated systems for dispensing solid dose oral medication into blister packs. We aim to ensure our technologies and services are reliable and efficient solutions that enhance the safety during the medication preparation process. We are dedicated to the design, manufacture, service, sale and support of the SynMed® systems. Our clients are found throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

Since our first installation in January 2008, there have been more then 420 of SynMed® installations in retail drugstores, long-term care institutions and in pharmacy chains that have centralized their blister pack production (Central Fill operations).

The SynMed®XF and the SynMed®ULTRA are our state-of-the-art automated dispensing systems designed to help pharmacies of any size increase capacity and boost productivity without compromising on quality.

Synergy Medical software engineers are continuously working to upgrade our technology and we work closely with each pharmacy to enable a seamless implementation. Our team is specialized in pharmacy automation, ensuring a customized turnkey solution for you.

Website: synmedrx.com



IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients.

Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward. IQVIA enables companies to rethink approaches to clinical development and commercialization, innovate with confidence as well as accelerate meaningful healthcare outcomes. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of human data science a reality. IQVIA’s approach to human data science is powered by the IQVIA CORE™, driving unique actionable insights at the intersection of big data, advanced technology and analytics with extensive industry knowledge.

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing the information that helps their customers drive human health outcomes forward. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures.

Website: www.iqvia.com


The National Pharmacy Association

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is the trade association for pharmacy professionals in the UK. Our aim is to represent, support and protect independent community pharmacies and help them succeed professionally and commercially for the benefit of their patients and customers. As a not-for-profit organisation all proceeds generated by the NPA are invested back into the services and resources we provide for our members.

The NPA is the representative voice of independent community pharmacy across the UK, influencing policy, regulations, the NHS and public opinion.

NPA Insurance protects pharmacists with specialist insurance for the pharmacy market and provides support from experts who care.

The NPA provides a wide range of expert help and information including the Pharmacy Services telephone helpline and Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety advice.

The NPA provides a best in class portfolio of regulated and accredited NVQ training courses and the NPA CPD Hub provides a simple way to log learning.

The NPA provides a wide range of professional services and products to help run pharmacies efficiently and profitably.

Website: www.npa.co.uk


Cegedim Rx

Cegedim Rx is part of the Cegedim Group, a major supplier of healthcare technology and information services across Europe and is the market leading supplier of software solutions and computer services to UK pharmacies. Consistently at the forefront of pharmacy software development, our market leading solutions can be found in more UK pharmacies than any other providers. Our Pharmacy Manager PMR is supported by a full suite of products and services designed to meet your business’s needs, whether you are looking to grow clinical services, improve customer loyalty, make savings on stock or protect your business from an unexpected incident. Our scalable solutions are used by large multiples, medium-sized pharmacy groups and independent pharmacies alike.
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is an innovative technology and services company in the field of digital data flow management for healthcare ecosystems and B2B, and a business software publisher for healthcare and insurance professionals. Cegedim employs more than 4,200 people in more than 10 countries and generated revenue of €457 million in 2017. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: CGM).
Website: www.cegedimrx.co.uk/

Positive Solutions Ltd.

Positive Solutions is the ideal strategic partner for your pharmacy technology. We’re committed to the implementation of end-to-end IT solutions, outstanding software development and best-in-breed systems integration. Additional benefits include the creation of dispensing headroom to support centralised medicines assembly, a reduction in stockholding levels and the delivery of improved patient outcomes through greater focus on clinical services.

With 20 years development experience, our systems support optimal day-to-day performance in pharmacy operations and automation aligned to individual pharmacy models. Positive Solutions delivers unrivalled stability, reliability and full integration. We are not just a PMR vendor. From day one, we work with pharmacy clients to build a proactive team focused on fully understanding project objectives, managing change, adding commercial value and creating operational efficiencies to support the future pharmacy growth. In choosing to work with us, your pharmacy will be selecting a strategic partner focused on future proofing your technology needs and achieving your long-term business ambitions. www.positive-solutions.co.uk


Real World Analytics

Real World Analytics is based in Dublin, Ireland and was founded in 2013. They develop a data analytics Decision Support Solution which is securely offered in the Cloud to group pharmacies. It provides best in class head office decision making support to drive better cash management and profitability.

The DSS uses Agile Data Analytics technology to collect data from all the various IT systems and these are presented back to the customer in a way that is easy to exploit the identified opportunities or solve the identified problems.

Return on Investment (RoI) to the customer is always achieved when the information presented by the software is used to inform critical management decisions. You get everything that’s important at your fingertips in an easy, visual and actionable way.

Website: www.realworldanalytics.com


BD Rowa Technologies UK

Rowa Technologies have been available in the UK since the late 90s. In 2015, BD Dispensing, the manufacturer for Rowa systems, acquired its former UK sales and service partner ARX. With over 6,500 installations across Europe, BD Rowa are committed to tailoring, designing, installing and maintaining the best automation solutions for our customers.

BD Rowa are also dedicated to advancing the future of pharmacy. With a range of new digital solutions currently in development, we are striving to create an efficient working environment for pharmacists and a more rewarding customer experience on the shop floor.

Becton Dickinson (BD) is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care.

Website: www.rowa-uk.com



CST Pharma Ltd, pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution, was founded by pharmacist Steve Troman and his wife in May 2001.

Through hard work and commitment CST Pharma has expanded year on year exporting pharmaceuticals to the EU, Middle East, Africa and the Americas and importing pharmaceuticals from the EU.

Since its inception CST Pharma has developed long lasting close relationships with suppliers and customers to develop its highly successful export and import business with a turnover exceeding £100 million per year.

With customers and suppliers at the heart of the business, CST have ensured investment in over 100 motivated and skilled in-house and field based staff. Each one subscribing to the company ethos that only the highest levels of service are acceptable.

CST Pharma is licensed by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA). All products supplied by CST Pharma are UK or EC approved.

Website: www.cstpharma.co.uk



We are the UK’s leading distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products and services to pharmacy, hospitals and doctors. Established since 1923 we are the only full line pharmaceutical wholesaler with comprehensive national reach including Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

• Our branches pick and pack over 15 million items per week
• Your local branch can process and order every 3 seconds
• Our vehicles travel over 23.5 million miles every year
• We make over 100,000 deliveries every week and have 850 delivery vans
• Your local branch will typically carry more than 20,000 product lines at any one time
• National twice daily delivery service
• Cold storage facilities in every delivery van
• Largest pharmaceutical distributor in UK
• 3,800 employees
• 19 warehouses around the UK
• 24 hour a day emergency supply to our hospital customers
• 150 HGV fleet inventory management & storage

Website: www.aah.co.uk


Pharmacy Seekers

Pharmacy Seekers was founded by Robert Miller and Andy Harwood, two of the most experienced industry leaders and advisors in the sector.

No-one knows the Pharmacy market better. So, whether you are looking to optimise your Pharmacy performance or realise maximum value from the sale of your Pharmacy, you can be certain you’ve come to the right place.

Also, since you’ll be dealing with the partners and decision-makers at Pharmacy Seekers, you can be assured of the speed, responsiveness and professionalism that is the hallmark of our service.

At Pharmacy Seekers, we’re more than a marketplace. We’re market makers.

Website: www.pharmacyseekers.co.uk


Phoenix Healthcare Distribution

PHOENIX Healthcare Distribution is a national full-line pharmaceutical wholesaler with ‘Four Nation’ coverage in the UK and a network of 13 depots. PHOENIX distribution centres are ideally located to best support our customer’s daily requirements and our local teams are supported by centralised corporate functions at our Head Office in Runcorn, Cheshire.

We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality supply chain service across our business. All depots are MHRA accredited and comply with ISO Quality and Environmental standards. PHOENIX has continued to expand its business by providing outstanding UK wide distribution as well as developing innovative and forward thinking services to manufacturer partners, customers and patients. Our overarching strategy of ‘delivering health’ has enabled us to influence key segments of the healthcare system across primary and secondary care which includes pharmacy, GPs, hospitals and niche markets.

Website: www.phoenixmedical.co.uk


Bestway Medhub & Wardles

Part of the Bestway Group, a global operation, Bestway Medhub started in 2015 as a new and innovative pharmaceutical wholesaler, to bring a simple approach to short line wholesale. As a member of the HDA, we offer simple net pricing, no minimum spend and free next-day delivery on over 2,000 generic, PI and OTC products, and service over 2,200 independent pharmacists across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland from a highly automated 250,000sqft warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent, handling over 300,000 SKUs a day. Coupled with our Wardles business, an established DAC of over 70 years, we also offer a trade and agency scheme for all your surgical needs.

Website: www.bestwaymedhub.co.uk


FMD I.T. Ltd

“Refreshingly disrupting the UK Pharmacy software space”… is one of our favourite testimonials!

Thanks to partnerships with the likes of the ICCA and the supportive nature of our customers within the pharmacy sector, our rapid growth since launching the first FMD Solution within the UK has ensured FMD I.T. Ltd is recognised as one of the UK’s leading stand-alone FMD compliance software solution providers. With a full suite of FMD focused software products in our growing product portfolio and Management Information tools, we provide many of the leading companies in this sector with their FMD compliance solutions.
Centrally located in Derbyshire and with our growing management and tech support teams specifically focusing on UK pharmacy, wholesale and NHS Trusts, we provide comprehensive and unique locally hosted & cloud based end user FMD software solutions.

Launched initially to ensure full compliance to the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) (FMD) we recognised the importance of giving our customers the ability to capitalise on the benefits and many untapped advantages available that (if understood correctly) are positive by-products offered by this legislation: Protecting patients, savings on wastage/shrinkage, protecting your data, management information tools and stock control options are just some of the key examples of how our customers can benefit.

Designed in partnership with the UK’s leading multiples and with creative input from real end users themselves, FMD Connect (the core product offered by FMD I.T.) has a user friendly yet comprehensive set of functions that means compliance is no longer a challenge and ensures minimal disruption to existing practices, and happy staff members!

‘Cost effective and comprehensive compliance, through workflow optimisation’ was our original goal and it’s for this reason we have remained a ‘Stand Alone’ solution. FMD Connect fits within any environment, regardless of the PMR system you currently have in place! Many of our customers have multiple PMR providers deployed across their estates, yet by using FMD Connect, they all have one thing in common…A fully compliant, workflow optimised, FMD solution that offers the flexibility to dovetail in their workflows around their specific business needs.

Moving Forward In Partnership

Website: www.fmd-it.co.uk



For over 25 years Omnicell has been inspired to create safer and more efficient ways to manage medications and supplies across all healthcare settings.

Omnicell are specialists in medication adherence, dispensing and administration technology and are a one-stop shop for automating pharmacy. Our range of technical solutions can help free up staff time and reduce resource required for operational administrative and manual tasks. This means staff can spend more time with patients and focus on new revenue streams for your business as well as medicine usage reviews so you can be sure your patients are on the right medication and are taking it in the right way. In addition, all our products are designed to reduce the risk of error and improve patient safety.

Visit our website to find out more about our solutions.

Website: www.omnicell.co.uk


McLernon Pharmacy Software

The McLernons’ mission is to provide Community Pharmacies with the appropriate tools to quickly and accurately dispense medicines to patients, and to provide the systems, support and information to facilitate the efficient running of their businesses.

From introducing the very first computer into pharmacies in Ireland in the early 80s, through world firsts with our live integration with the BNF and associated publications directly from our dispensary systems to our patient-centred MediMarshal app which empowers patients, gives them full visibility of their dispensing history and allows a two-way communication between the patient (or their carer) and the pharmacy,  we have been at the forefront of the development of new and better pharmacy IT.

This innovative technology is supported by the best teams in the business – our dedicated teams of trainers and engineers are assigned on a geographical basis, ensuring continuity of service and a personal working relationship, and some of our award winning Customer Services team have been with us for over 20 years.

We are very proud of our history as a family business, and that for the great majority of our customers we are the only pharmacy IT supplier that they have ever trusted to run their businesses.

Website: www.mclernons.ie


The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies

AIM is a membership organisation representing community pharmacy businesses with multiple pharmacies. Our members represent a significant number of pharmacies across the UK, delivering primary healthcare and advice to their local communities.

AIM also engages with politicians, policymakers, the NHS and local government stakeholders to influence decisions about community pharmacy provision, services and remuneration.

Website: www.aimp.co.uk