Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Acquires Firza

 In Ashtons News, Press Releases

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Service (“Ashtons”) today announces that it has acquired Firza, an experienced provider of clinical pharmacy services to support primary care providers in the UK, including, including individual GP surgeries, primary care networks and CCGs.

The acquisition of Firza is part of Ashtons’ mission to be the leading provider of specialist pharmacy services and software solutions to the healthcare sector. It will allow Ashtons to offer a wider range of healthcare providers unparalleled services and software solutions across both primary and secondary care.

Firza has an extensive track record and will become an integral part of the wider Ashtons group. The business will continue to operate as a standalone brand and Ashtons will start to integrate some of its services over the coming months, providing unparalleled services and software solutions to a wider range of healthcare providers across both primary and secondary care.

As part of the transaction, David Barker, COO of Firza, will become Head of Business Development at Ashtons, and Raj Manilal, Head of Clinical Operations of Firza, and Shoaib Hussain, Deputy Head of Clinical Operations will lead the primary care clinical team.

Yachna Tak, CEO of Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services said, “Our objective has always been to offer the very best services and software solutions to our customers and this acquisition brings additional expertise and knowledge from an expert team dedicated to providing excellent value and service. We’re looking forward to enhancing our services with the Firza team’s support.”

David Barker, COO of Firza added, “This is a very exciting opportunity and will allow Firza to continue to offer exemplary services to our customers while benefitting from Ashtons’ extensive knowledge and resources. Ashtons feels like the perfect home for Firza as they have an innovative, agile, and focused team who are dedicated to providing the very best service for all of their customers, just like us.”



For further information, please contact:

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services

John Caldwell, Chief Commercial Officer –, 0345 222 3550


Notes to Editors

About Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services (

Ashtons provide medicines management and healthtech solutions to independent healthcare providers such as hospitals, hospices and clinics.


About Firza (

Firza provides a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solution for primary care, specialising in the scalable and flexible deployment of pharmacist-led services.

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