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Our business in the United Kingdom

Every day millions of people across the United Kingdom (UK) rely on the services provided by McKesson UK; a leading provider of integrated healthcare services to the NHS, specialising in medicines, pharmaceutical care and primary care patient services.

At a glance

  • Largest community pharmacy network in the UK
  • Leading national pharmaceutical distribution operation
  • Ca. 25,000 employees
  • Services for medicines manufacturers through to individual patients in the community
  • More than 1,800 pharmacies (April 2017)


AAH Pharmaceuticals delivers 11 million items every week to more than 14,000 pharmacies and other organisations from 18 modern distribution centres. The company is the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in the UK. Its support centre is located in Coventry. AAH Pharmaceuticals has been a part of the McKesson Europe since 1995.

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In 1997 McKesson Europe acquired its first pharmacies in the UK, and today, it has the largest community pharmacy network in the UK with more than 1,800 pharmacies under the LloydsPharmacy brand. LloydsPharmacy is a lifelong healthcare partner trusted by over 9 million patients each year.

LloydsPharmacy prides itself on providing accessible healthcare to the communities it services, particularly supporting the management of long term conditions such as diabetes and pain management. NHS services such as the New Medicines Service and Medicine Use Reviews are also available.

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AAH also offers pharmacies a partnership model called Careway. Careway brings together the expertise of AAH with the experience of Celesio UK to support independent pharmacies across the UK. Providing unrivalled business and marketing support, complemented by a host of colleague training options to help pharmacy owners serve the local health needs of communities and build their businesses.

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John Bell & Croyden

John Bell & Croyden is one of the oldest and most celebrated pharmacies in England. The pharmacy, which has existed for more than 200 years, recently reinvented itself as a one-stop health and wellbeing emporium following a multimillion pound refit and refurbishment in September 2015. John Bell & Croyden holds the royal warrant as pharmacists to Her Majesty The Queen and has held this warrant for over 50 years.

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Betterlife is the UK’s largest independent living online retailer helping over 7 million customers in the UK. With Betterlife stores across the UK and ranges available in community pharmacy, we offer a unique shopping experience across multiple channels whether that’s online, in-store or on the phone.

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LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor

Delivering trusted and confidential online access to prescription medication from NHS accredited UK doctors, LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor helps treat over 250,000 patients every year offering same or next day medicines home delivery or convenient same-day click and collect services at thousands of community pharmacies. The service was first founded in 2002 and was the first ever online healthcare organisation to register with the government regulator of healthcare – the Care Quality Commission.

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LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare

One of the most experienced providers of clinical homecare in the UK, LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare has been supporting patients in this way since 1975. It provides care to more than 60,000 patients in their own homes—ranging from straightforward delivery of medication to specialised nursing for complex conditions.

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MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad) operates the largest network of private travel clinics in the UK. It offers travel health consultations, vaccinations (including yellow fever), anti-malarials and travel related retail items.

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