Working For Shropdoc: Andy Warham

Andy Warham is a Medicines Management Technician here at Shropdoc.

Andy, who lives in Llansantffraid, is firmly part of the Shropdoc family after working for the organisation in Powys for “more years than he cares to remember” as a PCCA and now at the Longbow House base in Shrewsbury for nearly three years.

A keen camper van explorer, when he is not heading to far-flung corners of the UK and abroad, he looks after six Shropdoc bases - Welshpool, Brecon, Whitchurch, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and the Longbow Relief Car.

His current role involves making sure that all drug stocks are replenished, present and correct, as well as ensuring that equipment, sundries stock and vehicles in the field are kept in order.


“I am responsible for maintaining the standards in the bases, expiry dates and organising the layout and storage, which can be challenging with the space in some of the Primary Care Centres,” he said.

“As a PCCA, I have always enjoyed working for Shropdoc as you feel that you make a difference for patients. A great feeling of teamwork with the clinicians and inclusivity in planning, so we prioritise and get to see all patients within the required timescales. Also, camaraderie working with the Call Centre and Dispatch Team. 

“As a Meds Management Technician, I particularly enjoy getting out and about maintaining the bases. Also working at our Headquarters, Longbow in Shrewsbury, where you get to put names to faces and work closely with the Meds Management  and Field Team, Senior Management, IT, HR and the rest of the organisation.”


Andy works with two fellow area technicians - Dick Coles in Telford and Shrewsbury and Sylvia Stephens in Newtown and Llandrindod Wells, under the watchful eye and guidance of Charlie Pugh, the Medicines Management Lead.

Collating stock use and ordering the broad stock of sundries and equipment from various suppliers is also within Andy’s part-time job role.


And summing up working for Shropdoc in one line?

“It is a fun, caring, positive environment, with great people working together to make a quality service within our community.”

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