The BAPW represents full line pharmaceutical distributors who between them provide 90% of the nation's medicines, covering all of the UK's population. The industry directly employs over 11,000 people.

About BAPW

The BAPW represents full line pharmaceutical distributors who between them provide 90% of the nation’s medicines, covering all of the UK’s population. We provide a forum for discussion across the industries involved in the provision of pharmaceuticals to Britain’s health services.

Full line wholesalers act as a one stop shop for almost all pharmaceutical products and services, playing a key role in the cost effective and safe distribution of a diverse and comprehensive range of healthcare products, all to exact orders on a same day basis.

The NHS relies on the efficient and effective service we provide: our members deliver to the front line of health services - pharmacists, doctors, hospitals, sometimes even to individual patients across the whole country.

Mission Statement

BAPW is a representative association whose mission is to promote and develop the interests and values of those member companies who provide comprehensive wholesaling, distribution and associated services to hospitals, pharmacies and dispensing doctors. The member companies will uphold and promote the BAPW Gold Standard of Good Distribution Practice and will maintain in stock, for supply, a comprehensive range of products, including specialist and critical medicines, and will provide, in almost all instances, two deliveries every day.