Oxford Pharmacy Store
Tel: 01865 904 141
Quality & Governance
Tel: 01865 904 161
Sales & Marketing
Tel: 01865 904 141
Tel: 01865 904 194
Oxford Pharmacy Store (OPS) (WDA 32110) specialises in wholesale and distribution of prescription medicines and other pharmaceutical products to the NHS and other health care providers across the whole of the UK.
We aim to provide the best available service on a number of niche products, working with both NHS and commercial supply partners. We also work with NHS and other government agencies to increase the range to benefits to our customers.
We provide a one-stop shop for Specials and Unlicensed medicines working with NHS Pharmacy Manufacturing Units and selected commercial suppliers to offer a large range of quality assured products at cost effective prices.
Our range covers branded, generic and unlicensed specials used in a number of specialities from anaesthetics to wound dressings, including refrigerated lines & CD’s.
How to order
Please send orders to:
For users of GHX, Powergate or Medecator our exchange ID is: 11984
New customers please complete and return the form below.
New Customer Form
We aim to provide a next working day delivery service (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) for orders received by 2pm. This is subject to our courier partner, Polar Speed, delivery schedule. Please note: Controlled Drugs will be delivered on a 48-72hr working day (Tue-Fri) delivery service.
Weekend deliveries can be made by prior arrangement and will be subject to a delivery charge. Please contact customer services for more details: 01865 904141.
We operate as a wholesaler (and not a manufacturer), any products (whilst they have been in our possession) have been stored in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions under its licensing obligations following Good Distribution Practice (GDP).
Any delivery of nonconforming products, may only be returned where we are at fault. These must be dealt with in accordance with our returns policy;
a) No return will be accepted, without prior notification within TWO working days of receipt.
b) Written confirmation of storage conditions is required. Returns will be denied if product/s are not stored in accordance with manufacturer labelling and GDP regulations.
c) We will not accept any returns of CD, cold chain, or Specials (unlicensed medicines) product/s, unless we are at fault.
d) As per MHRA GDP regulations, all ambient products must be returned to supplier within FIVE days (this includes transport time from/to Supplier). If the customer holds a WDA then return must be within TEN days.
e) Following receipt of a valid returns request in accordance with above clauses, we will confirm to you whether the request is accepted, and shall advise you of the appropriate procedure for return (or alternatively, disposal) of the product/s accordingly;
Subject to all above (a-e), if, following investigation of the returned product/s, we (acting reasonably) confirm that we are at fault, a credit will be issued to you in respect of the affected product/s.
Payment should be made with the 30 days from the invoice date.
Payments should be made to OXFORD HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST RNU and should be sent to the following address:
Accounts Receivable, Corporate Services,
Littlemore Mental Health Centre,
If you make payments through Bank Automated Clearing System (BACS), please contact us for our bank details to confirm that you have the correct information.
Tel: 01865 904 194
OPS works in collaboration with a number of NHS Pharmacy Manufacturing Units (PMUs) acting as their outsourced distributor in supply of their unlicensed medicine product ranges.
These partnerships play a pivotal role in ensuring the NHS a cost effective, informed and continual supply of unlicensed medicines with the aim of supporting the wider objectives of the NHS by improving clinical governance around unlicensed medicines.
Burton NHS Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit
Telephone: 01283 511511 (ext 5138)
MHRA Licence No: MS 17854
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Manufacturing Unit
Telephone: 020 7188 4992 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00)
MHRA License No: WDA(H) 11387
East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01473 703440
MHRA License No: MS 13269
Nottingham NHS Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit
Telephone: 01159 691169
MHRA License No: MS 19162, MIA 19162
Portsmouth NHS Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit
Email: Robert.Lucas@porthosp.nhs.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 02392 316312
MHRA License No: MS 13142
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit
Telephone: 01782 674562
MHRA License No: WDA(H) 13780
As a responsible NHS wholesaler supplying a range of medicines, including Specials and unlicensed medicines we carry out regular governance checks.
We undertake checks to the MHRA licenses and accreditations for:
All manufacturers (even if their products come to us from an alternative supplier)
All wholesalers who are also customers
We revise these on a half yearly basis as part of our efforts to ensure that we are maintaining quality in the supply chain.
New suppliers please complete and return the form below.
New Supplier Form
QA & Governance-
Tel: 01865 904 161
Supplier GDP Questionnaire
The Association of Pharmacy Technicians, UK
BNF British National Formulary
British Medical Association
Commercial Medicines Unit (CMU)
CMU Pharmacy Web Catalogue
Dictionary of Medicines + Devices
Department of Health
DoH e-learning tool for VTE
eMC-Spcs & PILS
GSK’S Medicines and Vaccines Supply Availability
Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP)
Medicines Compendium UK
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Medusa- Injectable Medicines Guide
MHRA Company led recalls
National Pharmacy Association
NHS Choices-Pharmacy Services
NHS Pharmacy Education & Development Committee
NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)
NHS Pharma QC
Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Specials Drug Tariff-Part VIIIB