Committed to over-labelling
service excellence

Hospital Over-labelling

Finding a reliable, efficient over-labelling partner is an essential strategic decision for any hospital pharmacy. In Mawdsleys, you have a partner with state-of-the-art facilities, alignment with legal and regulatory requirements and two centuries of medical distribution experience to draw upon. You can also take advantage of our unique “combination packs” to further speed up discharge and reassure patients.

We understand the unique needs of busy hospital pharmacists because we have spent decades working and consulting with them on the pressures of the task. Over-labelling repeatedly emerges as a huge opportunity for saving time, money and stress – but only when it’s done well.

Our dedicated MHRA-approved 22,000 square foot hub enables us to efficiently over-label more than 250,000 packs per month. Our main hospital services site operates under GMP, and all orders are released by Qualified Persons (QPs). All of this assures a reliable, compliant and unparalleled high-quality service for hospitals and patients.

Combination packs:

Save time on common discharge medicines

We supply a number of combination packs which help further release pressure on departments discharging patients from a hospital stay or A & E. They contain a pre-determined combination of medicines that are commonly prescribed together and, if requested, all the relevant paperwork to provide patients with as smooth a transition to home life as possible.

These packs have added benefits of:

  • Acting as an extension to your dispensary, freeing up space and time
  • Assisting with the discharge process and making it more routine
  • Freeing up beds and reducing waiting times
  • Reducing patient queries thanks to easy to understand educational material inside

All the Trust needs to do is write the patient name on the pack.

Examples of
combination packs

A typical combination pack would be one that addresses a certain medical need, where the prescribed medication dose does not vary from patient to patient. Common examples are shown in the table, but we are able to customise combination packs and labelling to your own bespoke requirements.

Pain Pack A
1 box of Codeine Phosphate Tablets 30mg (28 tablets)
1 box of Paracetamol Tablets 500mg (32 tablets)
1 box of Naproxen Tablets 250mg (28 tablets)
Pain Pack B
1 box of Codeine Phosphate Tablets 30mg (28 tablets)
1 box of Paracetamol Tablets 500mg (32 tablets)
De-Colonisation Pack e.g. MRSA/MSSA
Octenisan Wash Lotion (or alternative)
Mupirocin Nasal Ointment 2% 3g (or alternative)
Dusting powders available if required
Maternity Discharge Pack
Pack Pain A/B
Iron Supplement such as Ferrous Sulphate
Extravasation Pack
1 Cold Pack
1 Hot Pack
1 Hydrocortisone Cream 1% 15 mg

Benefits of Mawdsleys
over-labelling service and combination packs


Comprehensive range of over-labelled products to choose from


Dispensary time saved,
freeing up beds
and speeding discharge

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No extra charges for
secondary labels
(e.g. flag labels)

and GMP


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Economy of scale makes
our prices highly

200 years
of medical

Our Location


Doncaster – Quest 22

Quest Park 22, Silk Road,
Off Wheatley Hall Road
Doncaster, South Yorkshire


+44 (0)1302 553064

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