Following a robust procurement process LloydsPharmacy has been awarded the contract to provide pharmacy services and supplies to all prisons in Scotland. LloydsPharmacy is now in its tenth year of supporting prisons in Scotland and will continue to do so until 2022.
The contract is made up of named patient medicine and stock supply as well as clinical advice and support services, which will be provided to all 15 prisons in Scotland. This ensures that the prisons have one point of contact for all their pharmacy needs.
LloydsPharmacy has a main dispensary, which is the centralised dispensing hub for 10 of the Scottish prisons, as well as an on-site dispensary in HMP Barlinnie and local community pharmacies that are located throughout the country that support daily supply.
LloydsPharmacy pharmacists also visit the prisons to provide clinical support, with pharmacists working alongside the prisons’ healthcare teams to ensure optimal use of medicines and enhanced patient care.
Colin McCreath from McKesson UK (which includes LloydsPharmacy) says: “It’s great that we can continue to provide a comprehensive pharmacy service for all 15 Scottish prisons. This contract is testament to the hard work from everyone at the prisons, the Health Boards and the LloydsPharmacy team who deliver great results together.”
“It can be easy to forget that people in prison may also be living with on-going health conditions that require medication and support, but through this contract, our primary concern is to make sure that all of patients have what they need, when they need it.”