EMIS the UK leader in connected healthcare software and servicesThrough innovative IT, we’re giving healthcare professionals access to the information they need to provide better, faster and cheaper patient care.  Our national reach includes clinical software used in every major healthcare setting by 10,000 organisations – from GP surgeries to high street pharmacies, community, hospitals, and specialist services. By providing innovative, integrated solutions, we’re working to break the boundaries of system integration and interoperability.  

We focus on supporting pharmacies in growing and expanding their business with industry leading solutions which are designed to help drive operational results for our customers while improving patient outcomes. We proactively monitor the ever-changing contractual requirements and pharmacy trends to provide the tools pharmacists require to evolve their businesses accordingly.

As one of the largest wholesale pharmacy suppliers and distributors in the UK, Alliance Healthcare is the partner of choice for independent pharmacists. We offer significant pharmacy wholesale expertise, with an extensive UK network that serves more than 17,800 points of care.

With 11 service centres, our accurate, on-time deliveries ensure high-quality healthcare products are always available for your patients, whenever they need them. Working with a wholesale pharmacy supplier like Alliance Healthcare gives you access to best-in-class quality and logistics expertise. We cover a broad range of products, including branded and generic medicines, OTC medicines, health and beauty products, medical devices, specialty products and parallel imports.

Dedicated account managers offer dependable support, while online access for ordering and account management through NWOS online and the Alliance Healthcare Portal, keeps the process simple and efficient, so you can focus your energy where it matters, on your patients.   


Sangers AAH is delighted to be sponsoring the Pharmacy in Focus Awards. It gives us great pleasure to have the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work community pharmacy teams do every day.

In our evolving healthcare environment, it’s more important than ever to recognise and highlight the contribution pharmacy makes to improving the health of patients, from managing regular medication to lifestyle advice and support for those with long-term conditions.

As a leading wholesaler of pharmaceutical and healthcare solutions, we are committed to supporting community pharmacists throughout Northern Ireland. Our local team has your business needs at heart, they are dedicated to help you meet the ever-changing needs, demands, and expectations placed on pharmacy.

Every day, we observe the hard work and dedication of community pharmacy teams as they continually give the highest level of service to their patients. We see and appreciate the difference this makes to the local community.

We look forward to hearing about the outstanding work that is performed throughout Northern Ireland by community pharmacy teams and celebrating with you all at the awards evening.

We would like to wish all the entrants the best of luck, you all truly deserve recognition for the hard work and commitment you exhibit every day.

‘McLernons’ means two things – local expertise and ground-breaking innovation.

With increasing financial pressures and ever-reducing margins, now, more than ever, pharmacists must embrace technology as a way to run a lean business model, while always providing the high levels of customer service expected by patients.

Pharmacists were the very first healthcare professionals to integrate IT into their delivery of pharmaceutical care and our team of developers at McLernons work hard to ensure that our customers have access to the very best, most innovative solutions – in the dispensary, at the front of shop, or for head office.

We know that the expectations of patients have increased exponentially in the past few years, particularly with the increased use of mobile phone apps, and we have developed our Medi Marshal app and others to meet this need. We are a local company employing local people, with our Customer Services and technical teams based in our offices outside Saintfield, and we are on hand to respond to any queries, deal with any problems, or visit your pharmacy to carry out upgrades or repairs.

We understand that your pharmacy systems, whether they be MPS Dispensing or MPS Retail, are vital to ensuring the profitability of your business, and our response times and speed of assistance cannot be equalled. Just as we continue to innovate and develop new software applications for our customers, I have no  doubt that every pharmacy throughout NI is innovative in the way it delivers services to patients.

I would urge you to take some time to sit down and complete an entry form for the awards and look forward to seeing you in January.

Bestway Medhub is a short-line wholesaler supplying products and services to the independent pharmacy and dispensing doctor sectors, supporting over 3,000 customers across the UK.

As part of the Bestway Group, the company has the backing of the largest independent wholesale business in the UK. Established in 2015, the business has grown significantly working to the values of being transparent, fair, and simple with a dedicated Field and Telesales team supporting customers day in and day out.

Bestway Medhub puts its values into action by offering simple net pricing with no minimum spend, no complicated surcharges, quotas or targets to hit. Ordering is made even easier through the online web portal giving customers 24/7 access and availability and the ability to view past orders and invoices. Bestway Medhub offer free next-day delivery from a highly automated 250,000 sqft warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent. If you are looking for a dependable wholesale, without the complications, look no further!


For more information please contact sales@bestwaymedhub.co.uk.

Numark, a division of PHOENIX Medical Supplies Ltd, is one of the largest and longest established pharmacy membership organisation in the U.K. with over 4,600 members ranging from single store pharmacies to large chains.

Working with our members to develop profitable independent pharmacies that deliver exceptional standards of care to local communities, Numark was established and has evolved to provide support, resources, and enhanced buying power.

Numark seeks to offer all its members a “virtual head office” that provides the necessary help needed to run their pharmacies.

In 2020, Numark reached the 4,500 member milestone and continues to drive member growth and further develop its proposition to new and existing members.

Combining industry experience, knowledge, and commercial understanding, Numark gives community pharmacies the tools it needs to thrive in an increasingly challenging environment.

The Cambrian Alliance Group has been proud to support independent community pharmacy for over 20 years now. Established for pharmacists, by pharmacists, we continue to help and support our customers to access the very best prices in the market and to ensure their businesses achieve the best margins possible. 

As a company, we are more than just a buying group, ensuring that every day we bring together our customer community to help innovate and develop technical solutions to every day pharmacy problems. Our buying platform, e-CASS, is the most widely used buying platform across the independent sector and we continue to develop new solutions such as e-CASS market and e-CASS warehouse to ensure we remain the UKs number one independent pharmacy buying group. 

Our independence means we remain entirely focused on addressing your needs and helping you achieve best value. 

Our offer is a simple one, we want to introduce competition for your business to drive down price. I would encourage you to speak to any of our existing customers who I am sure will be happy to share their experiences and talk about the positive impact we have been able to have on their business.

UCA-NI Ltd promotes and protects community and primary care pharmacy across Northern Ireland.

For over a century the organisation has worked closely with its membership to keep them up to date with matters in an ever-changing professional and business world.  UCA-NI Ltd operates through a Board of Directors.

UCA also hosts a number of events for pharmacists, from professional education and training through to social and networking events.

UCA’s official publication NI Pharmacy in Focus is the only dedicated pharmacy magazine in Northern Ireland and is published by Profile Publishing. The magazine is packed with interesting, up to date features on business and professional matters, as well as coverage of various social and training events.  The UCA Diary is also available to all pharmacies – a useful tool for the office or dispensary.

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