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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 critical sectors across the UK.…

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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 HDA’s letter expressing concern over…

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HDA Letter to Lord Bethell on COVID-19 Testing (17 September 2020)

HDA Letter to Lord Bethell on COVID-19 Testing (17 September 2020)


Dear HDA Members, The HDA’s Executive Director, Martin Sawer, wrote to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State…

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Lord Bethell Thank You Letter to the Healthcare Distribution Sector

Lord Bethell Thank You Letter to the Healthcare Distribution Sector


Dear HDA members, Please see below letter from Lord Bethell, Minister of Innovation at DHSC, thanking all staff…

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HDA Statement regarding the availability of Public Health England-supplied PPE for community pharmacy

HDA Statement regarding the availability of Public Health England-supplied PPE for community pharmacy


COVID-19 Update – 29 April 2020   HDA Statement regarding the availability of Public Health England-supplied…

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HDA COVID-19 Thank You Note

HDA COVID-19 Thank You Note


Dear HDA Members, On behalf of the Healthcare Distribution Association, we would like to thank all…

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HDA COVID-19 Update

HDA COVID-19 Update


The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA) has been working closely with its members and supply chain partners…

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Steve Oldfield Thank You Letter to Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

Steve Oldfield Thank You Letter to Pharmaceutical Wholesalers


Dear HDA members, Please see below letter from Steve Oldfield, Chief Commerical Officer at DHSC, thanking pharmaceutical…

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DHSC Thank You Letter to Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

DHSC Thank You Letter to Pharmaceutical Wholesalers


Dear HDA members, Please see below letter from Steve Oldfield, Chief Commerical Officer at DHSC, thanking pharmaceutical…

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Press Release: HDA Launches Infographic to Explain Medicine Availability

Press Release: HDA Launches Infographic to Explain Medicine Availability


Raising Awareness and Building Understanding: HDA Launches Infographic to Explain Medicine Availability Association launches infographic to…

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HDA welcomes Minister of Health Stephen Hammond on visit to member service centre

HDA welcomes Minister of Health Stephen Hammond on visit to member service centre


HDA welcomes Minister of Health Stephen Hammond on visit to member service centre London, 12th July 2019. On…

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HDA appearance at EU Select Committee

HDA appearance at EU Select Committee


The HDA’s Executive Director, Martin Sawer, appeared before the EU Exit Select Committee as part of…

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HDA Annual Conference 2019

HDA Annual Conference 2019


Critical role of HDA members heralded by Minister at the Associations’ Annual Conference Minister of State thanks…

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FMD Scanning and Error Message Guidance

FMD Scanning and Error Message Guidance


The latest FMD Scanning and Error Message Guidance can be found on the FMD Working Group…

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SAFETY FEATURES FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN USE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – VERSION 13

SAFETY FEATURES FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN USE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – VERSION 13


Please follow this link to access the European Commission Directorate-General's 'Safety Features for Medicinal Products for Human Use'…

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HDA Appoints Jeremy Main As First Independent Chair

HDA Appoints Jeremy Main As First Independent Chair


London 13 November 2018. The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) has appointed Jeremy Main as its first…

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UK FMD VERIFICATION GOES LIVE – END USER REGISTRATION LIVE

UK FMD VERIFICATION GOES LIVE – END USER REGISTRATION LIVE


Please see latest information from SecurMed UK below: I am delighted to inform you that the…

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‘No-Deal Brexit’ Risks Supply Of Medicines To Patients, Warns Healthcare Distribution Association

‘No-Deal Brexit’ Risks Supply Of Medicines To Patients, Warns Healthcare Distribution Association


‘No-deal Brexit’ risks supply of medicines to patients, warns Healthcare Distribution Association         Supply shortages of…

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SecurMed UK website goes live

SecurMed UK website goes live


https://www.securmed.org.uk/

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HDA UK Welcomes Government ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Planning For The Medicines Supply Chain

HDA UK Welcomes Government ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Planning For The Medicines Supply Chain


HDA UK Welcomes Government ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Planning for the Medicines Supply Chain London, 23 August 2018 – The…

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SecurMed UK FMD LATEST

SecurMed UK FMD LATEST


SecurMed Announces MAH Contracting and Fee Model Manufacturers and Parallel Distributors – SecurMed has announced the…

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MHRA Falsified Medicines Directive Safety Features – Newsletter 10

MHRA Falsified Medicines Directive Safety Features – Newsletter 10


European Commission Q&A   Version 9 of the European Commission Q&A on safety features for medicinal…

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MHRA FMD Newsletter – February 2018

MHRA FMD Newsletter – February 2018


02 February 2018 FMD Safety Features - Newsletter 09   Implementation Advisory Board – 23rd January 2018…

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BGMA Evidence To The Health Select Committee Inquiry On Brexit – 19 December 2017

BGMA Evidence To The Health Select Committee Inquiry On Brexit – 19 December 2017


PeoplePoint Search Civil Service ♚ Insight Forward Planner My Alerts   Health Committee - Sanofi, British Generic…

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Full Transcript Of HDA Appearance Before The Health Select Committee

Full Transcript Of HDA Appearance Before The Health Select Committee


Health Committee - Healthcare Distribution Association, University of Nottingham, Royal College of Radiologists, British Association of…

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GIRP EU Brief – December 2017

GIRP EU Brief – December 2017


GIRP - EU Brief - December 2017 - Issue V   EU Brief - December 2017…

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Safety Features Newsletter – 30 November 2017

Safety Features Newsletter – 30 November 2017


November 2017    Implementation Advisory Board meeting moved to January   Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside…

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HDA MEETING DATES FOR 2018

HDA MEETING DATES FOR 2018


Council meetings Wednesday 7th March Wednesday 23rd May Wednesday 12th September Wednesday 5th December   Economic Affairs Committee meetings -…

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HDA Brexit Submission To Health Select Committee – Press Release

HDA Brexit Submission To Health Select Committee – Press Release


HDA UK raises concerns of increased risk to security of medicines supply after Brexit London, 31st October…

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HDA Submission To The Health Select Committee’s Inquiry On Brexit

HDA Submission To The Health Select Committee’s Inquiry On Brexit


Brexit – medicines, medical devices and substances of human origin inquiry As the trade association that…

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Safety Features Newsletter – 7 October 2017

Safety Features Newsletter – 7 October 2017


October 2017 Recent feedback received by our dedicated mailbox has revealed the need to clarify two…

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MHRA Safety Features Update

MHRA Safety Features Update


September 2017     Implementation Advisory Board 07/09/2017   The Safety Features Implementation Advisory Board had…

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Safety Features Newsletter – August 2017

Safety Features Newsletter – August 2017


August 2017 The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) newsletter has now returned! Over the last couple of…

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SecurMed Announces Partnership With Arvato

SecurMed Announces Partnership With Arvato


19 July 2017 FOR INFORMATION: SecurMed UK, the UK Medicines Verification Organisation is entering into a…

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HDA Welcomes Pharmaceutical Industry’s Brexit Letter

HDA Welcomes Pharmaceutical Industry’s Brexit Letter


The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) welcomes a joint letter to the EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator and…

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Highlights From The HDA UK Annual Conference 2017

Highlights From The HDA UK Annual Conference 2017


HDA UK’s Annual Conference 2017 highlights the value dilemma facing the medicines supply chain London, 1 June…

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Safety Features Newsletter – 4 (April 2017)

Safety Features Newsletter – 4 (April 2017)


April 2017 UK General Election While Government consultations cannot be published in a pre-election period, we…

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Healthcare Distribution Association Welcomes Health Select Committee Report On Brexit

Healthcare Distribution Association Welcomes Health Select Committee Report On Brexit


The report on ‘Brexit: medicines, medical devices and substances of human origin’ mirrors the stance of…

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Safety Features Newsletter – 3 (March 2017)

Safety Features Newsletter – 3 (March 2017)


March 2017 Launch of the EMVO on-boarding partner portal On-boarding of pharmaceutical companies to the European…

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MHRA Safety Features Newsletter

MHRA Safety Features Newsletter


Safety Features Newsletter MHRA, 28 February 2017 New Mailbox for FMD enquiries As part of our…

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Baroness Walmsley Raises HDA’s Concerns In Brexit Debate.

Baroness Walmsley Raises HDA’s Concerns In Brexit Debate.


Following a briefing from the HDA, Baroness Walmsley raised concerns over the potential for cost increases,…

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Letter: Medical Imports Placed At Risk By Likely Exit Path

Letter: Medical Imports Placed At Risk By Likely Exit Path


In response to Jonathan Ford's article yesterday, Regulation risk to medicines overplayed, Martin Sawer, Executive Director of…

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HDA Annual Conference – Date Change:

HDA Annual Conference – Date Change:


Gala dinner Wednesday 17 May and Annual Conference Thursday 18  May to be held at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel…

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SecurMed UK Announces Appointment Of Jerome Bertin As SecurMed UK General Manager

SecurMed UK Announces Appointment Of Jerome Bertin As SecurMed UK General Manager


January 2017 SecurMed UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerome Bertin as SecurMed UK…

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HDA Opinion On Brexit

HDA Opinion On Brexit


Dear Sir,   We are writing to explain our view that the recent referendum vote to…

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HDMA To Host Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference In London

HDMA To Host Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference In London


The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), the U.S.-based trade association representing primary pharmaceutical distributors, announced today…

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HDA UK Hosts Inaugural Annual Conference

HDA UK Hosts Inaugural Annual Conference


The Healthcare Distribution Association's inaugural Annual Conference, which will take place on Thursday 16 June 2016 in…

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HDA UK Supports Broader Role For Community Pharmacy

HDA UK Supports Broader Role For Community Pharmacy


London, 27 May 2016: The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) has responded to the Government’s Community…

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HDA UK Raises Fundamental Concerns On Government Hub And Spoke Proposals

HDA UK Raises Fundamental Concerns On Government Hub And Spoke Proposals


Hub and spoke technology is at a very early stage and its impact is unclear Crucial…

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HDA Welcomes PSNC Proposals For Enhanced Role For Pharmacy

HDA Welcomes PSNC Proposals For Enhanced Role For Pharmacy


HDA welcomes PSNC proposals for enhanced role for pharmacy. The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) welcomes…

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HDMA To Host Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference In London

HDMA To Host Third Annual International Pharmaceutical Distribution Conference In London


IPDC Registration Now Open ARLINGTON, Va., March 2, 2016 — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), the…

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Committee Update – February 2016

Committee Update – February 2016


2015 saw the Association’s various Committees and Working Parties continue to thrive, with increased attendance, breadth…

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HDA UK Welcomes ‘Risk-Based’ Wholesaler Verification In Falsified Medicines Directive Delegated Regulation

HDA UK Welcomes ‘Risk-Based’ Wholesaler Verification In Falsified Medicines Directive Delegated Regulation


10th February 2016 London: The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) welcomes the fact that ‘risk-based’ wholesaler verification has…

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HDA UK Welcomes Lord Carter’s Report Into NHS Efficiency

HDA UK Welcomes Lord Carter’s Report Into NHS Efficiency


8th February 2016 London: The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) welcomes the final report of Lord Carter’s review…

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2016 New Year Message

2016 New Year Message


Happy New Year to all of our HDA Members. We hope that you all have a…

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HDA UK Launched At Parliamentary Reception

HDA UK Launched At Parliamentary Reception


Healthcare Distribution Association launched at Parliamentary reception London: 3rd February 2016: Healthcare Distribution Association UK (HDA UK) was…

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First Edition Of The MHRA Safety Features Newsletter

First Edition Of The MHRA Safety Features Newsletter


Welcome to the first edition of the Safety Features newsletter.  Background In February 2016 the European…

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BAPW Business Day 2015

BAPW Business Day 2015


After a successful 2014 Business Day at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, 2015 saw a continuation…

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BAPW Committee Update 2015

BAPW Committee Update 2015


The first half of 2015 has seen the BAPW build upon the success of 2014 and…

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UK Consultation On The User Requirement Specifications For The UK Medicines Verification System

UK Consultation On The User Requirement Specifications For The UK Medicines Verification System


The Falsified Medicines Directive and associated Delegated Regulation was introduced by the EU in October 2015.…

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BAPW Annual Conference June 2015 – Welcome

BAPW Annual Conference June 2015 – Welcome


A very warm welcome to all attending our 2015 BAPW Annual Conference – we hope you…

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BAPW Workstreams Review And Forward Look

BAPW Workstreams Review And Forward Look


EU Falsified Medicines Directive As one of the founding members of the European Stakeholder Model (ESM),…

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The Value Dilemma

The Value Dilemma


Value is too often confused with financial cost, when it means far more than that, says BAPW…

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RP/MLG Update

RP/MLG Update


2014 saw a busy schedule of meetings for the BAPW's two regular committees, the Responsible Persons’ (RP)…

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BAPW Announces Rise In Membership

BAPW Announces Rise In Membership


BAPW Announces Rise in Membership BAPW, UK, 26 November 2014 As further evidence of the important role…

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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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