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John Bell & Croyden launches new same-day emergency medicines supply service

John Bell & Croyden launches new same-day emergency medicines supply service


John Bell & Croyden – a leading specialist provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services – is breaking new ground with the launch of a new same-day emergency medicines supply service that will cover hospitals and clinics in Central London locations.


Established in 1798, John Bell & Croyden has operated from its historic site on Wigmore Street, in the heart of London’s Harley Street medical community since 1912. It is part of the McKesson UK family, a leading provider of integrated healthcare services to the NHS, working together to address the UK’s health needs at a time of increasing challenges.


John Bell & Croyden Healthcare Services has announced that its new emergency medicines supply service will be rolled out in November and will initially serve healthcare facilities in Central London, providing quick, convenient and affordable access to more than a hundred of the most commonly used medicinal products.


Hospitals and clinics in Central London locations will benefit from same-day emergency supply of these medicines and IV fluids, with orders delivered within 2 hours. The new service will be available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.


James Gray, Healthcare Services Manager, said: “John Bell & Croyden Healthcare Services is uniquely placed to offer a combination of solutions to hospitals, clinics and other providers in Central London, and we are delighted to announce the introduction of our new emergency medicines supply service.


“As a sister company to AAH Pharmaceuticals we are proud to offer our new, tailored service to their existing customers in the Harley Street area, as our location allows us to process these requests more quickly and cost-effectively. 


“We supply both licenced and unlicenced medicines at competitive prices, with the reassurance of the AAH network behind us to give us the most robust supply chain and help reduce out of stocks. Having access to the right medicines without having to worry about supply problems is crucial to delivering quality of care to patients. In instances where customers find themselves unexpectedly out of stock of a critical product, this is where we can help.”


John Bell & Croyden is a multi-channel healthcare and wellbeing company. They became part of McKesson in 2014, collaborating with Lloyds Pharmacy, MASTA travel clinic, Echo online pharmacy and wholesaler AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd to provide services and innovations that can relieve pressure on the NHS and deliver sustainable healthcare to patients.


Whilst remaining independently run, John Bell & Croyden is backed by the buying power of one of the UK’s leading pharmaceutical wholesalers and McKesson’s global presence, with the ability to offer consolidated delivery of products from different manufacturers to simplify supply chains and bring the greatest level of cost-efficiency.


James adds: “Our in-depth knowledge of licensing and regulations ensures we offer a reliable and ethical service wherever we supply. Additionally, our independence within this framework enables us to offer hospitals a truly personal service. We have experience of servicing major contracts as well as smaller orders, yet all receive the same high level of service by our team.  As a part of McKesson UK – one of the oldest and largest healthcare companies in the world – we have unparalleled access to medicinal products and sundry items.”


John Bell & Croyden Healthcare Services holds a Wholesale Dealers Authorisation (WDA) for both Human and Veterinary products and operates a full stock supply service with no minimum order value. They are able to supply a full range of emergency medicines, including branded and generic pharmaceuticals, and unlicensed medicines for pain management, and palliative and critical care.


As the Royal Warrant Holding Pharmacist to Her Majesty the Queen since 1958, the 222-year old healthcare provider is immersed in London’s world-renowned Harley Street Medical Area with immediate on-site access to professional pharmaceutical expertise and advice.


John Bell & Croyden’s emergency medicines supply service will be introduced from November 2nd, with all orders delivered within 2 hours, products charged at standard trade price and a £30 convenience charge per order. The service will be available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.


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Last Updated: 05-Nov-2020