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A very busy start to 2020
January 2020 has been the businest month I have ever had. Normally I would produce several blog posts to cover what we have been up to, but there has just been too much going on, so here is a brief summary of what happened at Rushport while everyone else was getting back to work. Distance Selling application approved at appeal for our client by the same Committee that refuse ...
Analysis of the NHS Decision to Refuse the Pharmacy2U Application in Leicester
The decision by Primary Care Appeals (the body that determines appeals under delegated authority from the Secretary of State) to refuse an application submitted by Pharmacy2U ("P2U") for its new Leicester hub is significant not only for P2U but for the wider NHS pharmacy network. P2U's application was originally approved by NHS England, but that approval appears to have been la ...
New Pharmacy for Warrington
Rushport secures permission for new NHS pharmacy in Warrington after appeal and oral hearing.
Relocation Application Ruled to be Invalid
We have successfully argued on behalf of a client that a relocation application was not a valid application and should be dismissed. The application had already been approved by NHS England despite our highlighting the issue of the validity at an early stage in the process and it took an oral hearing to have the application finally ruled to be invlaid.
New Pharmacy Near Southampton
New pharmacy approved after a local pharmacy operator ceases trading.
Opening a Private Pharmacy
Whilst the NHS remains "free at the point of service", cuts in funding and the inability to obtain appointments and treatments that fit in with modern living is leading to a rise in private prescribing and pharmacy services. In this post we consider some of the recent work we have done in this field.
Successful Relocation After NHS England Refusal due to Regulation 31
We were recently asked to take over the representation of a client who was attempting to move a very short distance within the same area (less than 100 metres). The client had instructed a firm of solicitors to act for them, but despite this NHS England had refused their application and decided that regulation 31 applied. In essence, regulation 31 applies if you try to relocate ...
Two Relocations Approved for the Same Pharmacy
We are often instructed by clients that want to relocate their pharmacy to different premises, but our client in the Midlands needed a slightly different service. Our client was being forced to relocate their premises as their lease was going to run out and the owner of their building was also the previous owner of the pharmacy they had only recently purchased. Our client had i ...