Guidance

Pharmaceutical buying groups in the NHS

Provides details of purchasing point information for existing buying groups that have access to Commerical Medicines Unit (CMU) contracts.

Documents

Pharmacy purchasing point list

Details

The document can be filtered in various ways to produce individual purchasing point lists for each buying group currently in England. This could be at national contract level, down to smaller groups. Details of which strategic health authority and procurement hub are also included, where applicable.

These are all existing boundaries that suppliers and NHS trusts will be aware of. Any future boundary changes will always be communicated directly to all suppliers.

Published 4 March 2011
Last updated 18 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been added as a new purchasing point.
  2. Updated pharmacy purchasing point list. Added: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust. Deleted: HMP Channing Wood, HMP Dartmoor and HMP Guys Marsh.
  3. Updated pharmacy purchasing point list.
  4. Updated pharmacy purchasing point list: addition of North West Anglia NHS Foundatrion Trust and HMP Chelmsford.
  5. Updated pharmacy purchasing point list: RT5AN Leicester Partnership NHS Trust is now located at Glenfield Hospital
  6. Updated list: addition of RWEAA TrustMed, a wholly owned subsidiary of University Hospitals of Leicester, based at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
  7. Updated pharmacy purchasing point list: HMP01 Belmarsh Prison and HMP68 Thameside Prison added
  8. Updated pharmacy purchasing point list: RX1CC and RX1RA additional wholly owned purchasing points at City Hospital and QMC sites of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust. RBK02 Walsall details corrected to part of the West Midlands purchasing group.
  9. Updated pharmacy purchasing point list: amended RYW23 to West Heath Hospital as part of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and the addition of RTV33 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust.
  10. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list with the addition of RY5H1 Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.
  11. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list with amended names to London Northwest Healthcare Trust (Central Middlesex) and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (West Middlesex).
  12. Updated document: creation of column D and explanatory footnote added to the spreadsheet
  13. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list to include London Northwest Healthcare Trust (Ealing Hospital) and London Northwest Healthcare Trust (Northwick Park).
  14. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list to include Wakefield Hospice (HOS19) and Prince of Wales Hospice (HOS20).
  15. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list to include St Oswalds (HOS17) and Marie Curie (HOS18) Hospices in Newcastle
  16. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list to include Gloucestershire care services (RJ101).
  17. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list to include Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust (Cannock Chase) (RL4TC)
  18. Updated the pharmacy purchasing point list to include Gloucestershire Care Service NHS Trust (R1J01).
  19. Added updated document with the addition of Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust RYV85
  20. Added University Birmingham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Warehouse) at Kings Norton
  21. Updated document: RNNFH Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust added.
  22. Updated document: HMP57 Mount Prison added.
  23. Updated document added: the addition of RLNGL CHOICE LTD (subsidiary of Sunderland NHS trust) and the deletion of RLHQL Alderman Jack Cohen Pharmacy
  24. Uploaded amended pharmacy purchasing points list, Benenden Hospital removed as it is independent and not part of NHS.
  25. Updated 'Pharmacy purchasing points' list
  26. Updated 'Pharmacy purchasing points' list
  27. updated the pharmacy purchasing points list to add RYW24 and RYW23 Birmingham Community Healthcare sites
  28. Updated to include the addition of a number of Hospice (HOS codes) sites.
  29. List updated to include North East London Foundation Trust. (21 November 2014: updated to include HMP Doncaster, Ranby,and Nottingham.)
  30. List updated to include HMP 78 and HMP 79 sites
  31. Updated the pharmacy purchasing points list
  32. First published.