Q:Why is Avicenna different to other support/buying groups?
A:Avicenna is different to other buying groups
We are the largest independent buying and support group and are owned by our independent pharmacist members and shareholders. We are not aligned to any individual wholesaler. Over and above the exceptional terms agreed with our preferred suppliers we offer additional benefit via our Ace quarterly profit share scheme, where you could earn up to £4,500 per annum – terms and conditions apply. Uniquely on joining we give you one free B share and information on how to acquire more Avicenna shares.
Q:What are the main benefits of joining Avicenna?
A: The main benefits are:
- Financial – £17.8 million paid out to members over since 2009. This is over and above supplier terms.
- Support and professional services – our range of support includes unbiased advice, patient services, regulatory pharmacy SOPs, information governance; training, networking and social events.
- Shareholding – we give you one free B share upon joining and information on how to acquire more Avicenna shares.
Q:When do I start receiving my benefits?
A:As soon as you become a member, you will be able to benefit from improved trading terms from our suppliers and spends start counting towards ACE Profit Share. You will have full access to the member section of our website including SOPs, receive updates and be invited to our social and networking events, terms & conditions apply.
Q:Is there a joining fee and a membership subscription?
A:There is no joining fee.
- The annual subscription is £400 per year, £360 if you pay by direct debit.
Q:I belong to another buying group. Will this affect my Avicenna membership?
A:Although Avicenna members are free to choose who they deal with, suppliers can only recognise you as part of the group. Our benefits are linked directly to participation and compliance through Avicenna. Essentially the more you spend through us, the more you will benefit. Please contact us to book an appointment and find out more.
Q:Are there any networking opportunities as part of Avicenna?
A:Yes, we hold regular regional member meetings and training sessions across the country, which are a great opportunity for networking and meeting other Avicenna members.
Q:How do I join?
A:Please complete our online contact form and our dedicated Member Support Team will contact you directly.