Specialised Courier Service for the Healthcare Sector

PDQ Specialist Courier Services is a proud partner of the NHS and private sector, providing vital transportation services to the NHS and some of the biggest Bio-Analytical laboratories in the UK. We can handle urgent samples and other perishable materials requiring specialised courier vehicles to collect, transport and deliver them anywhere within the UK & Europe.

All of our vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and temperature and location tracking devices so our team of logistic coordinators can ensure the most economically viable routes are chosen. Each vehicle is fitted with a hands-free kit, allowing our drivers to be contactable for up-to-the-minute route modifications if necessary.

We continually exceed customer requirements and strive to develop bespoke solutions. Given our unique approach, our medical delivery service consistently exceeds expectations as we treat every delivery with care and urgency.

NHS Courier

PDQ Specialist Courier Services have partnered with numerous NHS organisations throughout the UK to provide them with a temperature-controlled solution. We have become the logistics preferred partner for several NHS Trusts for site-to-site transfer of temperature-controlled products. Our client list includes private and public sector organisations, businesses and individuals – including the NHS and other government institutions.


We deliver to named people within NHS organisations, ensuring the safe custody of all samples and medical devices. Our medical couriers are on hand to deal with all deliveries – emergency or scheduled.

Our modern fleet of vehicles is temperature-controlled, ensuring that samples and urgent orders do not deteriorate in transit and arrive in optimum condition. We use GPS to track the route and times of each journey and delivery and provide clients with temperature logging reports for the duration of the journey.


PDQ Specialist Courier Services operates scheduled and emergency pathology sample collection services throughout the UK. Our pathology service includes collecting Histopathology samples from clinics and NHS sites securely and delivering them promptly to our customers’ facilities for analysis. We can move blood required for transfusions along with Organs and Tissue samples, all of which will be delivered swiftly and with the utmost sensitivity and care.

We operate within the MHRA guidelines and recommendations for medicinal, pathology and pharmaceutical courier transportation. All of our drivers hold full ADR licences and carry full safety kits. All our vehicles are state-of-the-art medical courier transport, fitted with full safety and spillage kits.

Scientific Analysis

PDQ Specialist Courier Services offers customers within the scientific analysis industry bespoke courier solutions matching their requirements. We offer same-day and next-day courier services, ensuring that samples are collected within the agreed timeframe and arrive at their final destination in pristine condition.

Our team of trained drivers are uncompromising in their level of service: we treat every labile laboratory sample with the due care and attention required, whilst adhering to our customer’s strict collection and delivery schedules.

With our fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles, we can handle consignments from -25ºC to +25ºC, reducing the potential of labile samples and parameters becoming deviant whilst in transit and ensuring samples are received by laboratories in pristine condition. Dry ice can also be supplied should this be required.




Vaccine Distribution


Dry Ice


Food Distribution


PDQ Specialist Couriers Trusted since 1998


I have used PDQ several times and they are so professional and careful with my precious cargo! Furthermore, their customer service is spot on! Every person I have dealt with at the company, whether virtually or in person, has been polite, friendly and attentive. I can't fault them!


Would just like to say a massive thank you for the service you have provided over the past couple of years (or however long it has been, I have lost track of time!). Everybody, from your office staff to your drivers, have been nothing short of outstanding, and have made my life a lot easier. You have saved our team countless hours and you should all be proud of the service you have provided to the nation, it may not feel like you’ve made a big impact as I’m sure you provide the same service to all of your customers, but you have saved the taxpayers a lot of money!