The Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit at Guy's Hospital is a manufacturer of unlicensed medicines. These are produced under a manufacturer’s 'specials' licence granted by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The unit is amongst the larger NHS manufacturing units in the country and has a long standing history of working with leading clinicians to produce a wide range of products and offers over 200 product lines. There is a 'classical' manufacturing facility at Guy’s Hospital where equipment includes an autoclave and tablet making machine. There are also two aseptic units at Guy’s Hospital and at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Unlicensed medicines 'specials' are required by clinicians for the treatment of their patients, but have no licenced alternative available. The team use their extensive knowledge and expertise to develop and manufacture products to meet these clinical needs. A wide range of products within the unit are batch manufactured to continually meet patient clinical needs, additionally some specialised small volume medications are produced to meet the requirements for single named patients.
Visit the Guy's and St Thomas' Commercial Services website for more information about the unit and the products available.