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Pharmacist Retention 2020/21

Retention for 2020/21 is now open.  The annual retention fee of £398 is due for the year 1 September 2020 – 31 May 2021, as set out in the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Please read the retention letter 2020 before completing your retention process.

We would urge the use of the on-line retention portal where possible. Please visit to complete the retention process and maintain registration.  

A hard copy of the retention application form 2020/21 can be downloaded by clicking here.  However we strongly urge the use of the on-line retention portal where possible. Noting, that due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, there may be delays in processing paper applications.

Declarations of health or character. Pharmacists are required to make self-declarations to the Pharmaceutical Society NI with regard to their fitness to practise. “Impairment of fitness to practise” is defined at para 4 of Schedule 3 to the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (as amended) and includes misconduct, certain criminal or disciplinary matters, deficient professional performance and any “adverse physical or mental health which impairs their ability to practise safely and effectively or which otherwise impairs their ability to carry out the duties of a registered person in a safe and effective manner.”

Should such a declaration be required please complete and submit these using Self-declaration form

Removal by Voluntary Request. To withdraw from the register, please click here and complete and submit your Application for withdrawal

Equality and Diversity survey. As part of our ongoing commitment to equality and diversity we screen all policies and procedures to ensure no barriers are created for any group within society who interacts with us as a regulator. To do this, we annually seek to establish the diversity of the Register. This is why we ask registrants to complete the online equality monitoring survey which can be accessed here.