Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Plan

Following an 18-month review into efficiency across the NHS, the Carter Review of Operational Productivity reported back to Government in February 2016.

Having engaged with over 130 acute trusts across England the review identified ‘unwarranted variations’ in quality and financial management. It set out 15 recommendations that, taken, together, could reduce annual costs across acute trusts by £5bn annually. Through partnership, the McKesson UK family of businesses can deliver cash releasing savings, improve working capital and reduce stock holding whilst improving patient experience. In addition, this can help to release valuable skilled pharmacy expertise time which can be used for ward duties and medicine optimisation.

What we have delivered for NHS partners

Our sister company LloydsPharmacy has delivered:


Explore community dispensing of hospital medicines and considering the value of alternative homecare models. What we have delivered:

Supporting your journey to pharmacy transformation

By implementing operational excellence in prescribing practices, waste management and reductions in stock lines, McKesson UK and its family of businesses provides the operational and financial support to address Carter Recommendations and help deliver significant cost savings back into the NHS.

Find out more and access our free Carter toolkit at Contact our specialist team on 02476 432764 or email to understand how we can support you. Follow us on Twitter @McKessonUK or LinkedIn AAH Pharmaceuticals to keep up-to-date with the latest news and info…

* Based on average spend of £6m on outpatient medicines, and analysis of current LLP contracts. This is not indicative or guaranteed. Takes into account one-off savings and efficiencies.

† Based on the average wait times across our LloydsPharmacy contracts.

‡ Based on the dispensing of complex CDS trays in community versus in hospital environment. This is subject to analysis of the existing organisation’s discharge dispensing performance.

◊ This is an indicative saving based on the service element of homecare only and it is not legally binding.

§ £100,000 is included within the overall reduced costs of £1.3m.

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