Steve Oldfield Thank You Letter to Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

Dear HDA members,

Please see below letter from Steve Oldfield, Chief Commerical Officer at DHSC, thanking pharmaceutical wholesalers for the crucial role they play in the supply chain, which is more important now than ever.


25th March 2020 
Pharmaceutical wholesalers critical to the COVID-19 response

Pharmaceutical wholesalers play a crucial role in our supply chain. We rely on your staff to enable hospitals and community pharmacies to continue to treat patients and supply them with the medicines and other supplies they need. This is more important than ever under the current circumstances.

You will have heard the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care yesterday saying that "key workers, for example in the NHS, social care, pharmacists, medicine supply chain, should go to work unless they are self-isolating due to symptoms.”. There should be no doubt that anyone working for a pharmaceutical wholesaler is a key worker. We need key workers including those working in your company to come into work to do the important job they do to support the NHS and patients across the country.

I would be grateful if you could share this message with your staff. 

Yours sincerely, 
Steve Oldfield, Chief Commercial Officer