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Alliance Healthcare is a leading distributor and wholesaler of pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products.

We deliver products to all of the nation's 15,800+ dispensing points — community pharmacies, dispensing doctors and hospitals. Through our network of distribution centres, we provide twice daily delivery to our customers throughout the UK.

Ordering facts

  • 12,000 product lines available twice a day*
  • 9,000 products available next day
  • 1.4 million items picked per day
  • 6,300 customer calls handled per day

Delivery facts

  • 15,800 dispensing points to reach twice a day
  • 26,000 deliveries per day
  • 42 million miles are driven per year
  • 50,000 totes and 6,000 parcels per day

We pride ourselves on the consistently high service levels we provide to our customers — frequency of delivery, product availability, delivery accuracy, timeliness and reliability at competitive prices. We also offer pharmacists innovative added-value services which help them to develop their own businesses.

We work closely with pharmaceutical manufacturers who are increasingly changing and adapting their approaches to distribution.

Find our more about our history, who we are and what we do, our mission, purpose & values, and our management team.

Alliance Boots

Alliance Boots is a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, it is committed to improving health in the local communities it serves and helping customers and patients to look and feel their best.

The Group has a presence in more than 25 countries and employs over 108,000 people. Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in nine countries and operates more than 3,100 health and beauty retail stores, of which just over 3,000 have a pharmacy. In addition, Alliance Boots has around 605 optical practices, of which around 190 operate on a franchise basis, and around 390 hearingcare practices. The Group's pharmaceutical wholesale businesses deliver over 4.6 billion units each year to more than 170,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from over 370 distribution centres in 20 countries.

In June 2012, Alliance Boots announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Walgreen Co., the largest drugstore chain in the US, to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

Twice daily deliveries:  Monday to Friday throughout mainland Britain. One delivery on Saturday. No deliveries on Sunday or Bank Holidays. There may be exceptions in more remote areas.

Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2013 and include associates and joint ventures