About Shire UK

Shire HQShire UK is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Shire plc, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company that works closely with specialist physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to develop and market medicines that improve quality of life for patients, their families and carers.

Shire traces its history back to 1986, when a team of entrepreneurs began to capitalize on a number of unmet medical needs. Within its first two years of operation the UK-based specialty pharmaceutical company had launched a range of supplemental calcium products for patients seeking to treat or prevent osteoporosis. Soon thereafter innovative drug development programs were under way on behalf of patients facing such challenging conditions as Alzheimer’s and end-stage renal failure.

The UK operation now comprises this original product range, additional speciality pharmaceuticals as well as therapies for genetic disorders.

Through the commitment of our employees, we are aiming to make a difference to patients, their families and carers, as well as to the medical community.

For information about Shire’s commitment to Transparency and adherence to the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Code of Practice, please visit Shire’s global corporate website shire.com.

Joint Working Project Executive Summary

West Lancashire CCG and Shire Pharmaceuticals Limited

West Lancashire CCG and Shire Pharmaceuticals Limited are engaged in Joint Working to help to develop a new multi discipline approach to West Lancashire CCG’s commissioning of ADHD services. Both parties have committed resources to support this project, which will run from May 2017 – November 2017.

The objective of this Joint Working project is to work towards the delivery of an all age mental health service for the people of West Lancashire. In particular the CCG is reviewing the specification and commissioning of services related to Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD).

It is designed to support:

  • Offering patient choice (setting, information, type of care, resources)
  • Reduced waiting times
  • Ensuring patients have an opportunity to set their own goals and that their views are respected.
  • Self-care and self-management
  • More effective shared care
  • More effective cross functional working both within the NHS and with other agency partners

Training for relevant medical and none medical practitioners, especially on the use of appropriate, safe, effective, trusted medicines.