AAH Pharmaceuticals has renewed its contract with Northgate Managed Services to provide ICT support to the company and its 2,300 independent pharmacy customers.

Northgate said the three year, seven figure deal covers on-site pharmacy ICT support – including a rapid response to downtime – as well as procurement and implementation services.

Andy Ross, Northgate chief executive, said the contract renewal was testament to the trusted partnership that his company had developed with AAH.

He added: “We are absolutely delighted to extend this partnership and build on our successes to date.”

AAH operates from 20 locations in the UK and moves approximately a third of all the medicines used in the UK, making more than 100,000 deliveries a week.

Craig Hudson, AAH commercial manager, said Northgate had been instrumental in AAH completing a two year transformation programme to time and budget.

He added: “In addition Northgate has adopted a partnership approach to developing the service for 2012 and beyond. Together these made the decision to renew the contract very easy.”