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Strength in numbers - Caradoc Buying Consortium

Who we are

Established in May 2009, Caradoc is the sister company of out of hours healthcare provider Shropshire Doctors Co-operative Ltd (Shropdoc). Initially set up to negotiate better buying terms for Shropdoc and local practices, Caradoc has since grown into a national buying consortium.

The benefits

Caradoc buying consortium is all about strength in numbers. Through collective buying power we can negotiate more competitive prices and terms with supplier than members could if they purchased goods and services individually As a not-for-profit organisation Caradoc is proud to be led by and for our members. We take on average just 1% commission from suppliers ensuring our members always get highly competitive prices.

Our members

The majority of our members are from GP surgeries and out of hours organisations but our membership continues to increase expanding into sectors including care homes, Therapists and dentists. Caradoc also supports a large number of GP Federations across the country.

How it works

All our members stay firmly in control of their purchasing. Caradoc negotiates buying terms and prices with over 100 approved suppliers - you continue to place your own orders and pay the suppliers for goods as normal. The only difference will be the more competitive prices you pay as a Caradoc member.

Why choose Caradoc over other buyer groups?

  • Free membership, no fees
  • 100+ approved cuppliers covering over 80 different areas of practice expenditure
  • Competitive prices and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services
  • Insurance indemnity for GP Federations, OOH providers and groups of GP practices
  • Special Caradoc initiatives including Caracalls telephony system and Caraprint
  • Free employment & HR advice line for employers
  • Run by healthcare professionals, with surplus reinvested into health economies
  • Saving practices time and money - on average practices are saving between £5k - £20k pa through Caradoc

For more information about Caradoc please call 01743 454 900, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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