Hospital Pharmacy

AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd (part of Celesio UK) is the leading Pharmaceutical Wholesaler in the UK, providing specific Hospital services for over 25 years. AAH holds in excess of 22,000 SKU’s, delivered through a network of 16 Branches across the UK. AAH provides a twice daily service between Monday and Friday and once daily on a Saturday morning to all NHS trusts in the UK.

Pharmaceutical Wholesaling is a highly regulated and licensed supply chain; our service proposition includes the provision of the following core elements: Emergency supply services, customer care support, Technology solutions, access to product and manufacturer agreements, contract price management, KPI and account management reporting. AAH supplies all Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Framework agreements for Secondary Care customers in the UK.


AAH - more than just distribution

AAH won the National Fleet of the Year award, beating more than 30 blue-chip companies like the AA, IMB and KPMG.


There are more than 900 AAH Vans, making over 20,000 daily deliveries to communities across the UK. You will see our colleagues on the road twice a day, every weekday and on a Saturday morning.


All vans have been fitted with seasonal tyres, to ensure deliveries are fulfilled, whatever the weather. Find out more about our Pharma Van II Click Here


Our People

We have a dedicated Account Management team for Hospital Customers who placed across the UK. This team are there to provide a strong communication link between our local AAH branch network and our customers. They are also there to ensure that we continue to support the drive for efficiency and excellence within your hospital pharmacy. This is achieved by being responsive to your needs and challenges and by taking time to understand your environment. They will also be best placed to ensure that you have access to the right products, at the right time and in the right place.


We have a dedicated Added Value Services (AVS) team, who as Hospital Pharmacy Technicians recognise the recent challenges faced by many hospitals in the UK. By working closely with your hospital pharmacy, we can help you to take a proactive approach when reducing the costs of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Our services are continually developing to meet the changing needs of your hospital pharmacy.


AAH Hospital Services has a dedicated proposition for Hospital customers and Hospital manufacturers which focus on providing access to an extensive range of generic products with excellent availability.


Specific areas of our service that can support you include:

  • Our team of Hospital Account Executives
  • Our team of Hospital Pharmacy Technician Service Development Executives
  • An extensive range of Hospital Pharmaceutical Products
  • A wide range of reduced wholesaler manufacturer agreements
  • Hospital contract price management - circa 100,000 contract prices for Hospital customers at any point in time
  • The provision of emergency supply services for Hospitals 24 hours a day 365 days a year
  • Access to a dedicated Specials service

Hospital Specials

Our safe and reliable service will allow you to supply unlicensed medicines and Special obtains to your customers as quickly as possible. Our dedicated Specials team include experts in ordering and endorsing these products to ensure that everything runs smoothly for you and your patients.


Customer Management Reporting

The provision of management reports to help customers with their ordering requirements and sales analysis.


AAH Medecator

Our wholesale services are supported by our innovative procurement e-tool, allowing you to efficiently order, check product availability and download and print invoices.


Carter Recommendations

As part of the Carter Recommendations, our AAH Hospital Services Team can help you to reduce your stock holding, consider how to reduce costs significantly and consider key areas like waste and e-commerce. In addition, this can help to release valuable skilled pharmacy expertise time which can be used for ward duties and medicine optimisation. There are lots of ways that the Carter Recommendations can help to improve efficiency and save costs within your NHS trust hospital.