Procurement of unlicensed medicines and other services managed by CMU

Tim Root, Assistant Head, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished

Purchasing of medicines is a complex process with many factors to consider

Homecare Team

This is a CMU team, which is responsible for the procurement of several key services.

Blood clotting factors

The blood clotting factors homecare service is procured under a 2- year framework (with extension options) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Pulmonary hypertension

The pulmonary hypertension homecare service is procured under a 2 year framework (with extension options) for England.

Enzyme replacement therapy

The enzyme replacement therapy homecare service is procured under a 2 year framework (with extension options) for England and Scotland.

Home Parenteral Nutrition (PN)

Home PN is procured under a 2 year framework (with extension options) for England.

Branded Team

The CMU team responsible for branded medicines also manages the following service.

Dose banded chemotherapy

Dose banded chemotherapy is procured under a 2 year framework (with extension options) for North of England, London, East of England and South East Coast.