At Kent Pharma, we recognise the growing challenge within the NHS to improve efficiency, patient safety and the time patients spend waiting for their prescriptions to be dispensed. This is why we constantly work in conjunction with our NHS customers and lead procurement pharmacists to give you the best solutions.
In 2006, we launched our first licensed Ready to Dispense (R2D) products. The R2D range is now used daily in Trusts, prisons, walk in centres and out of hours organisations.
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Kent-Athlone Pharma Group, (KAPG), maintains this site (the “Site”) for your personal information, education, and communication. While you should feel free to browse the Site, please understand that your access to and use of the Site is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and KAPG concerning the Site are superseded to the extent they conflict with these Terms and Conditions.
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1. Our Policy
Kent-Athlone Pharma Group is opposed to slavery and human trafficking in any part of our business or our supply chain. We are therefore committed to ensuring that we have adequate policies and procedures in place to identify and prevent these practices.
2. Our Business
We distribute a broad range of own- and third party-branded pharmaceuticals to hospitals, pharmacy wholesale channels and other healthcare providers and related industries in the UK and Ireland. Seasonal work is not a feature of the industry in which we operate. More information on our business is available at www.kent-athlone.com
3. Our Structure
Our business is organised into the following trading companies:
4. Our Supply Chains
Our primary supply chain partners are authorised pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. The large majority of these are located in countries where the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is low. Where we deal with suppliers in countries where this risk is higher, we have put more robust controls and due diligence in place.
The following list contains a summary of the activities that we consider present the highest risk of slavery and human trafficking in the industries in which we operate, with a summary of the steps we have in place to avoid these affecting our activities or our supply chains. Industry Risk Steps Taken include
5. Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Kent-Athlone Pharma Group Code of Conduct sets out our Group’s commitment to acting ethically and with integrity towards our employees and in all our business relationships. The code sets out our commitment to fair employment practices and sets out our commitment to preventing, as far as practicable, slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains.
Our policy on slavery and human trafficking is set out in section 1 of this statement.At Kent-Athlone Pharma Group, we have established our Supply Chain Integrity Procedure and Code of Practice to reflect the requirements of these Group policies. These documents outline the detailed requirements we follow at Kent-Athlone Pharma Group and which have been integrated into local company procedures. In addition, Kent Pharma participate in the NHS Labour Standards Assurance System including 3rd party audit of our Supply Chain Integrity Procedures.
6. Procedures on Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our compliance with the policies and procedures referred to above, we take the following steps:
Assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, including by reviewing, where necessary, the controls that our suppliers have in place and carrying out other suitable checks inc audits;
Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains on a periodic basis.
7. Procedures on Slavery
Responsibility for ensuring that our procedures are adequate and are adhered to in all areas of our activities rest with the senior management team of Kent-Athlone Pharma Group.
8. Training & Awareness
To ensure a suitable understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and our supply chains, directors and relevant employees in our business have received training in the procedures relevant to their responsibilities. Employees working with supply chain partners in high risk countries have completed additional bespoke training. Supply Chain integrity training forms a part of ongoing training at Kent-Athlone Pharma Group with further training planned in 2020.
9. Nature of this Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
1. Our Policy
A cookie is a small file containing an identifier (a series of letters and numbers) sent by a web server to your web browser. The browser will store this file, and each time the browser requests a page from the server (i.e. you click on a page on our website) the identifier is then sent back to the server.
There are two main categories of cookies - ‘persistent’ cookies and ‘session’ cookies.
A session cookie, will only last as long as the user session lasts, so will be deleted once web browser is closed. A persistent cookie, however, will continue to be stored by the browser even after the user session ends. Generally it will be stored until it reaches its set expiry date or unless deleted by the user before that date.
Cookies do not always contain information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. When cookies can identify an individual via their device, it is considered personal data.
More information about cookies can be found at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
2. Types of Cookies
As well as being ‘persistent’ or ‘session’, different types of cookies can be used for different purposes. Different types of cookies include:
Necessary: these cookies are required for the operation of the website, enabling services such as log-in, sign-up to newsletters, etc.
Functional: these cookies allow the server to recognise a computer on connection to the website. This allows for faster downloading of pages, but also allows for personalisation of website content, including remembering a user when they return to the website, remembering that user’s preferences (including cookie preferences), etc.
Analytical/Statistic Cookies: these cookies are used to collect data (e.g. IP addresses, popular pages, length of time on pages, site performance) in order to create and analyse information and statistics on use and performance of a website. This information is then used to help improve the way the website works. These types of cookies may be set by the website operator but are often set by ‘third parties’ on the website user’s behalf.
Advertising/Targeted: cookies may also be used to gather information on a website user for the purpose of personalising advertising for that user. As with analytical cookies, these cookies are often provided by third parties.
3. What Cookies Do We Use, and Why?
Our websites www.kent-athlone.com, www.kent-pharm.co.uk and www.athlone-laboratories.com uses both persistent and session type cookies for analytical/statistical purposes. The table below sets out each of these cookies and provides details on their type, when they will expire and the purpose of the cookie.
Type & Purpose
Purpose & More Information
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4. Managing Cookies
Within your browser settings you can also choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.