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Unlicensed Medicines Portal - click here

Mawdsleys can also provide Medicines for Children* information leaflets for parents and carers - contact us for more information


Unlicensed Medicines

A responsive and comprehensive unlicensed medicine service healthcare professionals can rely on.

With over ten years’ experience in sourcing medicines for specific patient needs, Mawdsleys are the largest supplier of imported unlicensed medicines into hospitals in the UK. This has been achieved through the constant innovation of our service and supply chain as well as the consistent application of our key principles of Quality, Value and Trust.

We recognise that the decision to prescribe a patient with an unlicensed medicine places a unique set of responsibilities on the physicians and pharmacists handling the treatment. It is essential that healthcare professionals have all of the relevant product information to hand and are able to rely on the fact that all the appropriate GMP, GDP and regulatory checks have been undertaken throughout the supply chain.

Mawdsleys’ supply chain is fully validated by our in-house Regulatory team and all of the medicines we source undergo a GMP and GDP pedigree check before we import them into the UK as well as a rigorous set of quality control checks once we receive them at our central warehouse.
We also provide a medically certified translation service for all non-English language Patient Information Leaflets (PIL) and Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) as well as an English language over labelling service on regularly supplied products. Hospitals can access all translated PILs and SPCs free of charge via Mawdsleys Unlicensed Medicines Portal.

Mawdsleys understand that the true value of any pharmaceutical supply chain is in getting the right medicine to the right patient at the right time. This is especially challenging and important when dealing with unlicensed medicines because of the additional regulatory compliance required, the international nature of the supply chain and the specific and immediate needs of the patient.
Mawdsleys unique supply chain and in-house experience built up of the last decade allows us to provide hospitals with a responsive and comprehensive sourcing service whilst also ensuring that all costs are carefully managed to the benefit of our customers.

Every stage of the sourcing and supply of the medicines’ we supply is managed by a dedicated and specialist team. Whether it is the customer liaison, product research, procurement, logistics, regulatory oversight or quality assurance and control, Mawdsleys have the right people focused on ensuring that our service is responsive, safe and reliable.

Don’t Just take our word for it...


Yesterday evening (Mawdsleys staff) arranged a supply of an unlicensed medicine to be couriered from Doncaster to London late in the evening. Everyone I spoke to on the phone was extremely professional and helpful and went beyond expectations to get this essential medicine to us. The arrangements made were seamless and I even had the courier phone me to confirm delivery, which was much appreciated.

I wanted to say a big thank you to the Mawdsley’s team as you really helped us in a difficult situation.


Greg Bale, Clinical Pharmacist, The Portland Hospital


For unlicensed medicines required by children, Mawdsleys can also provide Medicines for Children* information leaflets for parents and carers.

*Medicines for Children is a partnership programme by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists (NPPG) and WellChild. Medicines for Children does not endorse Mawdsleys' Products.

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For more information, or to enquire about a product, call 0161 742 3473 or email unlicensed@mawdsleys.co.uk


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