In November 2012 we were instructed by a pharmacy contractor in Bridlington to try to secure a new pharmacy for an area near the Bridlington Hospital. We had already secured one new contract in Bridlington some years ago and we thought our client was in a strong position for this application too. Unfortunately another company applied to open within the hospital grounds and alth ...

We have recently agreed terms with a large dispensing doctor practice that has led to the opening of a brand new health centre pharmacy which will be jointly owned by the pharmacy company and the partners of the practice. Opening a new pharmacy is always difficult, but is especially so when the doctors at the medical centre already dispense to some of their patients and occupy ...

This month we have secured several new Distance Selling or 'Internet Pharmacy' contracts for clients who had all had previous applications refused by either NHS England or the Appeal Unit. In every case the applicants had originally applied and NHS England had requested additional specific information from them about their SOPs. The applicants were unable to satisfy NHS Englan ...

Shefford Medical Centre - Bedfordshire This summer has been particularly busy for Rushport as we opened two new pharmacies for clients in the same month. The first pharmacy opened in Scotland and was a brand new contract that we won under the Scottish Pharmacy Regulations for a retail park in East Kilbride. The second pharmacy is based in Shefford, England (pictured above wit ...

We have had a very busy start to 2014 with a record first few months for project completions. One of our biggest schemes was the new Stourbridge Lion Medical Centre which finally opened its doors in April after many years of planning. The GP partners chose Rushport to secure them a pharmacy tenant for the new medical centre, which is one of the largest in the north west, with ...

Rushport has secured a new pharmacy contract at the St James Retail Park in East Kilbride. The site is to the south of the town where a significant amount of new housing has been built in the last 10 years and is also close to the main railway station and Hairmyres Hospital. Rushport worked with the developer of the site, Kean Properties, to secure the permission. The applicat ...

We are pleased to announce the completion of a GP premises improvement project in the Wirral. The project included the introduction of space for a pharmacy along with an increase in space for the provision of GP services. Space was created for a pharmacy in the original reception area which was re-provided elsewhere and the practice's clinical space was 'future proofed' with t ...

We are delighted to be able to announce that Rushport has been announced as one of the finalists in the 'Best Strategic Advisor' category for the 2014 Healthinvestor Awards. The Healthinvestor Awards celebrate excellence and recognise innovation in the healthcare sector. For the 2014 awards, the judges are looking for organisations and individuals who made an outstanding contr ...

We recently represented a client who had permission to open a pharmacy inside a medical centre. A multiple pharmacy operator who had a pharmacy very close by started judicial review proceedings of the local council's decision to allow planning permission for the new pharmacy and, at the same time, NHS England wrote to our client and said that the approval they had given was 'co ...

Although the 2013 Regulations have been with us since April, there are still a number of cases being decided under the 2005 Regulations because the applications were consulted on before September 2012. We recently represented a client who had received Preliminary Consent to open a 100 hour pharmacy and had successfully converted that to Full Consent and then received a further ...