The HDA Supports NHS England’s Stay Well Campaign

HDA UK Members to Circulate NHS England’s Stay Well Campaign Materials

London, 16 February 2018 –  The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK) has continued its long running partnership with NHS England, by agreeing to circulate materials for its Stay Well campaign that promotes the use of community pharmacies.

HDA members will distribute for free the campaign’s toolkit that will encourage patients to use community pharmacy as the first point of call for minor ailments such as sore throats, coughs, colds and stomach complaints. The toolkit will include up to date clinical information that can help pharmacists manage the conditions highlighted in the campaign.

The toolkits will be delivered as part of HDA members’ just in time distribution service, that enable patients to access the right medicines, in the right place, at the right time. The materials will begin arriving in pharmacies from 12th February and are another example of healthcare distributors forming the hidden backbone of the medicines supply chain across the UK.


About the Healthcare Distribution Association

The Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA UK)  represents  those  businesses  who  supply  medicines, medical   devices   and   healthcare   services   for   patients,   pharmacies,   hospitals,   doctors   and   the pharmaceutical industry. HDA UK members operate across the 4 nations of the United Kingdom enabling a safe, efficient and high-quality supply chain for the healthcare sector.  They are responsible for distributing over 92% of NHS medicines and provide wholesaling services including working capital, stock management and IT systems to their supply chain partners. Formerly known as the British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (BAPW), the Association rebranded in February 2016 to better reflect the evolving healthcare supply chain, as innovative practices and technologies make new services possible for manufacturers and to those who dispense medicines, reflecting the needs and choices of individual patients.

The HDA Supports NHS England’s Stay Well Campaign

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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