Rico GroupMedical Courier Services | Blood Transport & Medical Logistics

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Medical Couriers

Rico Medical Logistics offers a full suite of corporate medical courier services for clients across the UK from the delivery of controlled drugs to blood transport.

We employ a skilled team of medical managers who are there to help you reduce your supply chain costs while you increase your service offerings and exceed regulatory standards. Rico Medical Logistics has the resources and experience to support a wide array of diverse healthcare companies across the UK – with specialist medical courier solutions for NHS trusts, GP surgeries, pathology labs, private healthcare and support for healthcare professionals.

We provide experienced couriers to support your urgent medical courier deliveries throughout the day and night, seven days a week. We can provide an immediate, on-demand service or scheduled regular medical courier movements.

Our team members exceed all GDP Awareness training standards, enabling us to take a high-quality approach to all of our medical courier services. We work with our clients on both an ad-hoc basis and on regularly scheduled routes, and we are proud to transport all manner of medical consumables and specimens 24/7, 365 days per year.


Courier services include:

  • Mobile clinics

  • Pathology samples

  • Blood deliveries

  • Delivery of controlled drugs

  • Intersite movement of documentation of medical equipment

  • Pharmacy deliveries

Delivery options:

  • Immediate same day delivery

  • Scheduled same day delivery

  • Daily collection and delivery routes to multiple locations

  • Premium next day delivery at a time of your choice, collected and delivered by a same day courier

Blood Transport Services

Organ and blood transport is one of the most essential services in the medical courier industry. By following the guidance of our own DGSA, Rico works hard to meet and exceed all time and safety requirements for blood transport. 

Nothing is more important than delivering these time sensitive consignments safely, accurately, and on time. Rico is dedicated to delivering vaccines, blood, organs, and blood products quickly and efficiently. 

We offer our clients fully flexible delivery solutions. These include routine collections based on pre-set routes and timetables, as well as urgent nationwide deliveries actioned within 1 hour of order placement. 

Whatever your organ, vaccine or blood transport requirements, Rico’s medical couriers can deliver a timely, safe and expert service.

Fixed Route Services 

Rico offers a daily blood transport courier service from GP surgeries, private clinics, and phlebotomy labs. Our expertly trained couriers operate on fixed routes and timings, 7 days per week (including holidays), and are equipped to safely handle all pathology samples. 

We set mutually agreed-upon times to collect the sample, with a 15-minute window on either side of collection, and return them to one of our more than 40 wholly owned service centres across the nation. The result is a reliable service that you can always trust to deliver on time.

Real Time Visibility

Rico offers real time visibility on all our medical courier services so that you can view the courier as they collect and deliver samples, allowing for complete transparency throughout the process. 

All contract managers are also provided with a set of Management Information metrics, including KPTs. Should you want to conduct further analysis, we provide exception codes that allow you to chart traffic congestion and the surgery not being ready to hand over the sample.

These metrics allow you to plan your service use and work more efficiently with surgeries. We also offer a comprehensive change of management processes so that we can best support new or amalgamated surgeries.

We share your commitment to embedding cost efficiencies 

Rico is fully committed to embedding cost and service efficiencies, and we will work with you to arrange for our blood transport couriers to also deliver consumables across the network, when possible.