We are pleased to announce that following the successful completion of our project to secure a pharmacy tenant at the new Alwoodley Medical Centre in Leeds, the centre has now reached practical completion. The new building is currently being commissioned with providers expected to start moving in over the coming Easter weekend with all services including pharmacy launching the ...

Since the Responsible Pharmacist Regulations came into force in 2008 pharmacists have been allowed to be absent from the pharmacy for periods of up to two hours. This was a sensible allowance to make as it basically clarified and set limits on what pharmacists had been doing for years. The problem is that nobody bothered to tell the Department of Health that this was a good ide ...

We are pleased to announce that Rushport has been announced as a finalist in the "Best Strategic Consultant" category in the 2016 Healthinvestor Awards. ...

The second half of 2015 saw a marked change in the way that decisions have been made, especially on appeal, for both distance selling ("internet") pharmacy applications and also "no significant change relocation" applications. Looking at distance selling first, those who look through the NHSLA website may have noticed that more and more applications are being refused at appeal ...

As part of our continued expansion we are delighted to announce the opening of our Belfast office. The first ever new pharmacy contract that we won was in Northern Ireland on 10th September 1997. This was also the first pharmacy contract ever approved inside a supermarket in Northern Ireland and we had to take the case to court before it was finally approved after nearly 3 yea ...

Bidford in Worcestershire has become our latest success story following the approval of our application to open a new pharmacy at Bidford Health Centre. The application was initially refused by NHS England, but the NHSLA convened an oral hearing and after hearing evidence the Panel unanimously approved the application.The health centre had recently moved away from the centre of ...

New pharmacy contracts are difficult to secure, but new pharmacy contracts in central London are almost unheard of. In May 2015 we were able to secure a new contract in central London, EC1 in the area around the St Katharine Docks development. The contract was fiercly opposed by a number of local pharmacy contractors who hired various solicitors and consultants to oppose the ap ...

Moving a pharmacy into a GP surgery sounds simple, especially when it is fairly close by already, but often the GP practice will be in a residential area and neighbours can be concerned about the impact of the pharmacy on their residential area. For the past 18 months we have been working with the Heswall and Pensby Group practice to do exactly this. Early in the process local ...

Rushport acts as pharmacy consultants across the whole of the UK and we are regularly working on projects across all four jurisdictions at the same time. The pharmacy regulations are noticeably different in each country and it is vital to understand the rules for opening new pharmacy or relocating existing ones before making a pharmacy application. We recently worked for a cli ...

Pharmacists who are thinking about setting up their own Distance Selling pharmacy should take a look at the recent article that featured in the Pharmaceutical Journal, in which Conor Daly spoke to Gareth Malson at the PJ and gave some advice to PJ readers on the processes and the potential pitfalls. To read the article just Click Here ...