Who We Are

The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA) represents those businesses who supply medicines, medical devices and healthcare services to patients, pharmacies, hospitals, dispensing doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. HDA members operate across the four nations of the United Kingdom, enabling a safe, efficient and high-quality supply chain for the healthcare sector.

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What We Do

The HDA is the trade association for an essential part of the healthcare supply chain. HDA members are responsible for distributing over 92% of NHS medicines and providing wholesaling services including working capital, stock management and IT systems to their supply chain partners.

The HDA and its members are at the forefront of the constantly evolving healthcare supply chain, which is seeing innovative practices and technologies make new services possible for manufacturers and to those who dispense medicines, reflecting the needs and choices of individual patients.

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From Factory to Pharmacy

As part of our mission to build awareness, understanding and appreciation of the vital importance of the healthcare distribution sector, we developed an infographic explaining the availability of medicines. It identifies the factors that can impact drug supply, as well as the measures that HDA members undertake day in, day out to help mitigate the risks of patients not receiving their medicines.

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Our Latest News

HDA supports launch of Generation Logistics
HDA supports launch of Generation Logistics

London, 20 June 2022: The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) will…

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Lord Kamall, the Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences opens the HDA Annual Conference 2021
Lord Kamall, the Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences opens the HDA Annual Conference 2021

Dear HDA members, We were pleased to have Lord Kamall, the…

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HDA Statement on Fuel Shortages
HDA Statement on Fuel Shortages

HDA member companies are currently experiencing challenges in accessing fuel like many other…

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Lord Bethell response to HDA on COVID-19 Testing (28 October 2020)
Lord Bethell response to HDA on COVID-19 Testing (28 October 2020)

Dear HDA members, Please see Lord Bethell’s written response to the…

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Key Documents

Access supply chain resources and documents produced and collated by the HDA.

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Membership of the HDA guarantees your organisation:

  • Access to leading policy and industry forums of debate and discussion
  • Invitations to a range of networking industry events organised through the year, including an Annual Conference and a Business Day
  • Representation on HDA working parties, including the Members’ Liaison Group
  • A daily Political and Media Bulletin and HDA Newsletters
  • Access to HDA policy documents and all sections of the HDA website
  • Branding and marketing opportunities
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