Section 75 of the Medicines Act 1968 states that ‘It shall be the duty of the registrar to keep a register… on payment of the prescribed fee to enter in the register any premises in respect of which an application is made’
Registering a new pharmacy premises
A person wishing to register a new pharmacy premises must submit an application form and two copies of the plans along with a fee of £113.00.
The application must be submitted 2 months before the proposed date of opening to allow for an inspection of the premises to be arranged.
The Pharmaceutical Society NI will pass these documents to the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate in the Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS).
The applicant will subsequently be contacted with a date of inspection of the premises. Once these premises are approved the DHSSPS will contact the Pharmaceutical Society NI to confirm a date of registration. We will then send confirmation in writing of this registration to the applicant with details of the premises registration number.
The organisation has published Standards for registered community pharmacies
A Transfer of Ownership form must be submitted to the Pharmaceutical Society NI along with a fee of £113.00 within 28 days of the date of actual transfer.
If this is not adhered to the registration of the pharmacy becomes void as stated in Section 76(3) of the Medicines Act 1968.
An applicant must complete all sections of the form and submit 2 months before the proposed opening date of the temporary premises to allow for an inspection of the premises to be arranged.
The Pharmaceutical Society NI will pass these documents to the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate in the Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety, who will contact the applicant with a date to inspect the premises.
Once these premises are approved the DHSSPS will contact the Pharmaceutical Society NI to confirm a date of registration. We will then send confirmation in writing of this registration to the applicant with details of the premises registration number.
There is no fee to register a temporary pharmacy premises
Bodies Corporate (Hospital Trusts, Limited Companies) must nominate a Superintendent pharmacist.
To be a Superintendent Pharmacist for a company in Northern Ireland, a pharmacist must first be registered in Northern Ireland. The Medicines Act 1968 states that;
(a) the superintendent is a pharmacist;
(b) a statement in writing signed by him, and signed on behalf of the body corporate, specifying his name and stating whether he is a member of the board of that body or not, has been sent to the registrar; and
(c) he does not act in a similar capacity for any other body corporate.
To nominate a superintendent applicants must complete a Nomination of new superintendent form.
All sections must be completed by the appropriate person.
This form can be printed, completed and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no fee to register a superintendent pharmacist
For a list of fees associated with premises registration expand the box below.Fees associated with premises registration
|Premises retention fee||£155||£155||£155*|
|Registration of new premises||£113||£113||£113|
|Change of ownership||£113||£113||£113|
*reinstatement fee of £317.00 if registration of pharmacy premises lapses
For more information about the registration of premises contact:
Pharmaceutical Society NI
73 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HL
Tel: 028 9032 6927
Fax: 028 9043 9919