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Premises Registration

Premises registration

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’

Premises Retention 2017

 

Please note that in order for Pharmacy premises to be retained on the register for 2017,
an application and fee must be submitted on or before 1 January 2017.

Should the premises registration lapse, a restoration fee of £317 will be due before restoration to the register.

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Premises-retention-form-2017

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Please note there will be a 2% surcharge on credit card payments. 

The Pharmaceutical Society NI can not accept any cash or Direct Debit payments.

Please note payment by any of the above methods will only be accepted with a completed premises retention form. 

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.

Application for registration of new pharmacy premises

The organisation has published Standards for registered community pharmacies

Transfer of ownership of pharmacy premises

 

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.

Application for transfer of ownership of pharmacy premises and guidance notes

Application for registration of temporary pharmacy premises

 

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.

Application for registration of temporary pharmacy premises

There is no fee to register a temporary pharmacy premises

Nominating a Superintendent Pharmacist

 

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 registration@psni.org.uk.

 

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

 

    2015       2016   2017
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:

Registration Section
Pharmaceutical Society NI
73 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HL

Tel: 028 9032 6927
Fax: 028 9043 9919
Email: registration@psni.org.uk

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