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Homecare Medicines Services (Ref: 2021/S 000-028751)


This framework, available to all publicly funded organisations, is anchored in the national standard template specification for homecare medicines services, tailored to address the current and future needs of member organisations.

The agreement is structured into six lots, encompassing Low-tech, Mid-tech, and High-tech homecare medicines services, along with specialised lots for antibiotic products, injectable chemotherapy, and a hub and spoke controlled pick-up model.

The framework agreement has fifteen suppliers across all lots, all offering a defined service which encompasses the safe, secure delivery of medicines to patients at home. As an unranked framework agreement, organisations are able to choose preferred providers through direct award based on local requirements, with further competitions permitted under all lots. Manufacturer-funded homecare medicines services are procurable under Lots 1 and 2 of this versatile framework.


  • Wide choice of providers available across all lots
  • Competitive prices
  • Cost transparency through a clear pricing structure
  • Procurement of manufacturer funded services using pre-prepared templates and underpinned by NHS standard terms and conditions
  • Ability to benchmark/shortlist providers prior to approaching preferred suppliers individually
  • Wider choice of suppliers to service patients
  • Greater independence and flexibility for patients

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Framework Agreement

Framework owner

East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub


ABI 0 - 3% ABI is applicable to service charges payable by the hospital to the homecare provider. These include charges for dispense & delivery, nursing services, compounding and equipment rental. ABI is not applied to the significant drugs spend reported via the Management Information data.

Award type

Direct award
Further competition


Lot 1 - Low Tech Homecare Medicines Service;
Lot 2 - Mid Tech Homecare Medicines Service;
Lot 3 - Homecare Medicines Services for Antibiotic Products;
Lot 4 - High Tech Homecare Medicines Service;
Lot 5 – Homecare Medicines for Injectable Chemotherapy;
Lot 6 – Hub and Spoke Controlled Pick-up Model

List of suppliers and awarded lots

Alcura UK Limited, Baxter Healthcare Ltd, Calea UK Limited, ERS Medical Limited, Fresenius Medical Care UK Ltd, Healthcare at Home Limited, HealthNet Homecare Limited, Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare, One Stop Pharmacy Ltd, Personal Homecare Pharmacy, Pharmaxo Pharmacy Services Limited, Polar Speed Distribution Ltd, Provide Health Ltd, Quest HC Ltd, Smarta Healthcare Ltd.

Contact name

David Olusanya

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