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Pharmacy Contract Management

This e-learning tool is designed to assist NHS Hospital Pharmacy procurement staff with the task of changing the details for the sourcing of medicines in a timely manner. The contract change process in trusts is onerous and this simple training package provides assistance in the changes to numerous records.

Every two years, the contracts for medicines procurement are renewed. These changes impact on pharmacy procurement staff to change the records in a timely fashion, to take advantage of the new arrangements but equally important, not to purchase from suppliers which are no longer approved.

The Commercial Medicines Unit of the Department of Health recognises that changes to contract details can be an arduous task for each trust and assistance in support for this process is an ongoing priority. Therefore, the Commercial Medicines Unit has been working with the eTrading suppliers and pharmacy system suppliers to facilitate helpful solutions in this area of work. 

This package provides training to assist with some of the repetitive processes to ensure that the NHS benefits from the new contract arrangements starting from November 2014. 

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