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About us

Established in 1994, Alcura – formerly known as Central Homecare – has over 20 years’ experience in the UK homecare market, providing clinical patient care directly to over 30,000 people in their own community.

Our centralised model enables us to adapt to your requirements, from the provision of a single service in a single country to the provision of multiple services on an international scale.

patients

Did you know that our name Alcura is derived from the Latin word ‘cura’ meaning care? This reflects our dedication to patient care. 

Alcura provides innovative personalised solutions that improve patient care. We work closely with your healthcare provider and the companies that make your medicines to ensure that you can get the best out of your prescribed medicines, and the best possible care at home.

Alcura pharmacy GPhC registration number is 1122546.

CQC provider ID 1-835770502

If you need any further information or have any concerns you would like to escalate independently, please visit the below website(s) for further details:

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC) – www.pharmacyregulation.org
Care Quality Commission (CQC) - www.cqc.org.uk 

Healthcare Companies

Alcura operates in seven European countries: the UK, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Romania.

As a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 415,000* people:

  • a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 18,500* stores in 11* countries

  • one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries

  • one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products

* As of 31 August 2018, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen

**For 12 months ending 31 August 2018, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen

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Alcura Services for Healthcare Companies

Learn how Alcura can add value to your brand

A centralised point of contact to add value to your brand

Our centralised model enables us to adapt to your requirements, from the provision of a single service in a single country to the provision of multiple services on an international scale.

Alcura operates in seven European countries: the UK, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Romania.

As a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, we can also draw upon the logistical and professional expertise of colleagues within our group, which has presence in over 25* countries.

This ability to integrate services from across our international group to support our core Alcura offering makes us unique.

Services for healthcare companies

Alcura brings solutions that help all those who are involved in developing and delivering innovative medicines, from ensuring that initial clinical trials run smoothly and effectively, through to supporting market access and adding value for patients in ways that enhance the outcomes of your medicines and which drive your corporate goals.

Added-value services for healthcare companies include:

 

healthcare professionals

Alcura partners with healthcare companies, professionals and organisations to provide innovative personalised solutions that improve patient care and treatment experience.

Whether you are a hospital or retail pharmacist, part of a medical or clinical team, or working for a national health system, we can support you outsourcing patient support services.

Alcura pharmacy GPhC registration number is 1122546.

CQC provider ID 1-835770502.

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Alcura Services for Healthcare Professionals

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Helping you to customise care

All healthcare systems are facing common issues in dealing with ageing populations, having to manage rising demand for care within constrained budgets, and adapting to new treatments and new technologies.

Alcura can work with you to understand your individual patients’ needs, and develop relevant healthcare solutions.
 

Services for healthcare professionals and organizations

At Alcura, we are dedicated to patient care. So the extensive range of services we offer for healthcare professionals and organisations are designed with your patients in mind.

By optimising patient care, we help improve patient treatment adherence and outcomes. This can also lead to increased efficiency and important cost savings for healthcare professionals and organisations.

Alcura’s added-value services for healthcare professionals and organizations include:

International expertise

In partnership with healthcare professionals, organizations and companies, we currently support over 150,000* patients in seven European countries. As a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, we are in a unique position to offer international experience at a regional and local level.

Services for Alcura patients

At Alcura, we are dedicated to patient care. We focus on making life easier for you by helping to manage and maintain your health at home. We work in partnership with each of our patient’s healthcare provider to deliver this care.

Personalised nursing support

We aim to keep our services simple for you at a time when your life may be very challenging. Our experienced nurses work with your healthcare provider to understand your personal medical needs, and help optimise your quality of life. 

Clear patient education

Depending on the services requested by your healthcare provider, our trained nurses can prepare your medications and administer them to you at home for easy, reliable care. If you need to self-inject, our nurses can also show you how to safely administer according to your treatment regimen. 

Understanding your own conditions and treatments is a key step in optimising your healthcare. So our nurses can clearly explain these facts to our patients in more detail, and provide educational materials related to their prescribed medicines.

Convenient homecare advice 

As one of our patients, you can also contact our patient services teams to get advice on your Alcura services. 

Alcura’s wide range of patient services includes:

 

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products. The company has more than 100 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.

WBA is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and well-being products. The company’s size, scale and expertise will help position us to expand the supply of, and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the U.S. and worldwide.

The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Botanics, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

OUR VISION, PURPOSE & VALUES

 

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud to be a force for good through its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business. Our businesses have received frequent accolades for their Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. Boots UK was recognized as Responsible Business of the Year 2019-2020 by Business in the Community.

OUR GLOBAL REACH

 

  • Present in more than 25* countries
  • Employs more than 450,000* people
  • Has more than 21,000* stores in 11* countries
  • Has one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 425* distribution centers delivering to more than 250,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries


* As of Aug. 31, 2020, including equity method investments.
**For 12 months ended Aug. 31, 2020, including equity method investments.

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