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 ...

Rushport has secured two new 100 hour pharmacy applications for a client almost 15 months after the Regulations were changed to remove the 100 hour exemption. NHS England initially refused to even consider the applications on the grounds that there was an 'LPS' in the relevant neighbourhood, but didn't even tell our client what the Local Pharmaceutical Service was, or where it ...

Rushport has secured the first new pharmacy contract under the 'unforeseen benefits' test after an oral hearing. The application was for a medical centre with a list size of over 16,000 and where a previous application by another applicant was refused at appeal in 2009. The application was approved in September 2013, almost exactly one year after it was submitted. ...

More decisions are being issued by the NHSLA on applications made under the new 2012 and 2013 Regulations. We represented two separate clients who were seeking 'no significant change' relocations and both applications were approved at appeal. Interestingly, one of our clients had applied for the same relocation under the old Regulations and was refused at that time, so this sho ...