Exciting Partnership Renewal with St Joseph’s Hospice

20 June, 2024

We are delighted to announce that St Joseph’s Hospice has renewed their contract with Ashtons for both our comprehensive pharmacy services and the cutting-edge e-Works electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system.

This new three-year contract ensures that our successful partnership will continue to thrive, allowing us to work together to continue supporting patients at the most difficult of times.

St Joseph’s Hospice and Ashtons: A Strong and Collaborative Partnership

Founded in 1905, St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the largest and oldest hospices in the UK, providing a wide range of services to people with life-limiting conditions. Their mission is to offer compassionate care, helping patients live well until the end of life.

Our collaboration with St Joseph’s began in March 2021, initially focusing on providing specialist pharmacy services. Recognising the benefits of our innovative solutions, St Joseph’s adopted the e-Works system in 2022. Over the past three years, we have developed a robust partnership built on trust, excellence, and a shared commitment to improving patient care.

Jane Naismith, Director of Clinical Services and Joint Chief Executive of St Joseph’s Hospice, commented,

“Our partnership with Ashtons has been instrumental in enhancing the quality of care we provide. Their expertise and the e-Works system have significantly streamlined our medication management, allowing us to focus more on our patients’ needs.”

Comprehensive Clinical Services

At Ashtons, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of clinical services that continue to expand to meet the ever evolving and unique needs of hospices. We work closely with St Joseph’s to continuously adapt and enhance our provision to ensure we support both them and their patients in the best way possible.

With over 60 visiting clinical pharmacists, we offer unparalleled expertise and support to healthcare teams across the UK, providing specialist medicines management support to ensure optimal symptom control and patient safety.

Electronic Prescribing Focused for Palliative Care

Ashtons e-Works is an award-winning, affordable, and user-friendly EPMA system, including a range of features that are designed specifically for hospices. These specialist palliative care features include syringe driver functionality, as well as support for transdermal products, dose ranges, variable doses, and infusions. e-Works also provides purpose-built features to facilitate efficient and accurate oxygen prescribing.

Stephen Tuddenham, CEO of Ashtons, stated,

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with St Joseph’s Hospice. Their dedication to patient care aligns perfectly with our mission to provide exceptional pharmacy services and innovative digital-first medicines management solutions. We look forward to further supporting their incredible work over the next three years.”

A Bright Future Ahead

Renewing our contract with St Joseph’s Hospice reaffirms our position as a key provider to the hospice sector. Our dedicated pharmacist team, with significant expertise in palliative care, is committed to delivering exceptional service and support. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with St Joseph’s, ensuring the highest standards of patient care and medication management.

Thank you, St Joseph’s Hospice, for your continued trust and partnership. Here’s to another three years of making a difference together.