We are pleased to announce that, working for a client, we have secured a rare approval for a new pharmacy under Regulation 17 - "identified improvements or better access" in London. Click here to read more.
Closures and Mergers of Pharmacies
The lead story for the Chemist and Druggist on 17 March 2017 told us that “Just 1,000 pharmacies could survive cuts, APPG hears”. The question is whether headlines like this and the people who provide the quotes are really helping the cause of retail pharmacy or hindering it? CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
New Year, new website and lots of new news on the way!
The last few months of 2016 and the first of 2017 have been our busiest to date. We held off publishing news articles as our new website was in final design and it is now up and running. Do let us know if you find any bugs or broken links! We have several new contract wins that we are updating on on as well as exciting projects with GP practices, successful appeals and new projects with clients in Brazil, Switzerland, Italy and India. We will be adding the news content over the next few weeks so please keep coming back and checking up on us!
New Pharmacy in Cornwall
Rushport is pleased to announce that we have secured permission to open a new pharmacy at a medical centre in Cornwall following an oral hearing
New Pharmacy for Colchester
Rushport secures new pharmacy contract for a medical centre in Colchester
New Pharmacy Contract Approved in Cambridgeshire
We are pleased to announce that our run of new contract successes has continued and we have secured a new pharmacy contract for one of our clients in Cambridgeshire.
The application raised particular issues about rural locations and whether the local dispensing doctors would be allowed to retain their dispensing rights to patients living within 1 mile if our client's pharmacy was to open. In normal circumstances GP dispensing s protected if the population within 1 mile is less that 2,750 people, but in this case we argued that this rule should not apply and the Oral Hearing Panel accepted that our interpretation of the Regulations was correct.
TWO New Pharmacy Contracts Secured in Hertfordshire
Rushport has secured TWO new pharmacy contracts in Hertfordshire
High Court Considers the Rules on Relocations of Pharmacies
On 1 July 2016 the High Court issued its judgment on the first judicial review of the rules that govern the relocations of pharmacies in England. The judgment of Mr Justice Langstaff keeps intact much of the procedure and thinking that has developed since the new rules came in a few years ago, but it also provides some helpful guidance and suggests changes to the way that appea ...
First Judicial Review of the New Pharmacy Regulations
First Judicial Review of the New Pharmacy Regulations April 2016 saw the first guidance from the court in relation to the 2013 Pharmacy Regulations and it involved one of our applications. Whilst the case related to application made under Regulation 18 ("unforeseen benefits") it did not consider the test under Regulation 18 per se, but instead focussed on the unusual situatio ...
New Pharmacy for Isle of Sheppey
We are pleased to announce that, acting on behalf of one of our clients, we have been able to secure a new pharmacy contract for the Isle of Sheppey. The application was approved by NHS England but was opposed by the local dispensing doctor practice and appealed by a number of local pharmacy operators. In addition to securing the pharmacy contract for our client (this will be h ...