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How Torbay is boosting UK hand sanitiser levels

Hand sanitiser made in Paignton is now being distributed across the UK thanks to Torbay Pharmaceuticals - which is the largest NHS-owned pharmaceutical contract manufacturer and licence holder.

The group, part of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, is producing and bottling the World Health organisation approved formula - in addition to normal drug and medicine  production - during the pandemic.

Torbay Pharmaceuticals has increased production to 3,000 500ml bottles a week  - with batches from 200 litres to 600 litres.

Leon Rudd, Torbay Pharmaceuticals’ Commercial and Strategy Director, said: “We are delighted to be playing a key role in supporting the Trust and our local population as well other health care providers across the country by bolstering the infection control effort to restrict the spread of Covid-19.

“We are playing to our strengths as a specialist supplier to the health care industry and on our reputation within the sector to react fast to the need for this sanitiser.

“We are grateful to all our colleagues for their support in these difficult times to meet the national effort to help keep health and care staff, patients and residents safe.”

Liz Davenport, Chief Executive of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are really proud of the team at Torbay Pharmaceuticals who have responded at pace to ensure supply of a product essential to maintaining safety for our patients, staff and our communities through this pandemic. 

"This is a real tribute to the whole team who have once again demonstrated their capacity to innovate and adapt the business to supply the products required."

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