Pharmacy Mentor

40hr Pharmacy Contract Under Identified Need

There are very few Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (“PNA”) that do in fact identify any need for new pharmacies and is is very rare to see successful applications made under regulation 13. This is particularly true at the current time as most PNAs are at the end of their lifespan and new PNAs are due to

Successful Pharmacy Access Scheme Appeals

We are pleased to be able to say that we have successfully challenged all the decisions we have been instructed on that refused our clients payments under the Pharmacy Access Scheme. These payments make a big difference to small pharmacy operators.

Scotland – Pharmacy Regulation Changes

In December 2021 the Scottish Ministers implemented changes to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2009. The changes recognise that premises that are not NHS pharmacies may be used as both collection points for patients to drop off prescriptions and also for patients to collect dispensed medicines. As the Scottish ministers put it

2022 to be another busy year

There seems to be an established pattern at Rushport now. December is quiet for new instructions but busy finishing off work we are already engaged on. Then January is a time for New Year resolutions when people take some time to think about what they want to achieve over the next year or longer. Then

Pharmacy Access Scheme 2021 – Review & Appeals

NHS Business Services Authority has now written to all pharmacies advising them if they are eligible for the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS). We don’t intend to go through all the scheme details in this post, but it is worth bearing in mind that the NHS can get it wrong and the review process is there

Protecting Our Client’s Pharmacy in Sunderland

We were recently instructed by a pharmacy contractor to oppose two (and at one stage, three) new contract application in Sunderland. The applications were submitted due to the closure of a Lloyds pharmacy that had been located in the local medical centre. The Applicants argued that a new pharmacy was required to provide a reasonable

New Pharmacy for Upper Heyford

Upper Heyford is a village and civil parish about 6 miles northwest of Bicester in Oxfordshire, England. The 2011 Census recorded the parish’s population as 1,295 but since that time a large new housing development has commenced with associated commercial, retail, leisure and community services. Our client was a GP practice based in Bicester and

Best Strategic Consultants – HealthInvestor Awards 2021

I am proud of what we have managed to achieve over a year that was so very difficult in so many ways for pharmacy operators in particular. It is nice to be recognised for the work that we have done and the judges at the HealthInvestor Awards 2021 made the following comments about Rushport; Rushport

New Pharmacy Access Scheme for 2022

THE NEW PHARMACY ACCESS SCHEME – IS YOUR PHARMACY GOING TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS? If your pharmacy currently receives additional payments via the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) then you should check if you are already on the list for the new scheme starting in 2022 by using the link at the bottom of this post. The

How to Set up a Distance Selling Pharmacy in England

Setting up an Online Pharmacy, (technically a “Distance Selling” Pharmacy) can be an attractive prospect. Reduced overheads, lower up-front costs, and no NHS requirement to justify the need of setting up a pharmacy. If you’re considering the move for yourself, understanding the journey ahead of you is as simple as reading this guest blog post