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Premises Registration

Premises registration

It is the responsibility of the premise’s owner/Director to ensure that their premises records are kept up to date by advising the Society of any changes in a timely manner. All changes will be confirmed in writing, if you do not receive confirmation of receipt of a requested change, please contact us.

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 Standards

Please visit www.psni.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/community_pharmacy_premises_standards-2015.pdf to view the current community premises standards.

The Council have approved new premises standards in 2018; please see the below article for more information on their introduction.

Council approves new Premises Standards for registered pharmacies in Northern Ireland

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 plans must indicate the following:

  1. location of the dispensary (including size in metres squared – 15 metres squared minimum).
  2. location of CD cabinet/safe.
  3. location of sinks.
  4. entrances and exits.
  5. the area to be registered should be outlined in red.

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

The fee be paid by debit card using a  card form , by cheque or by phone directly with our finance department. Only send card details by secure postal mail.

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.

Transfer of ownership of pharmacy premises

The fee be paid by debit card using a  card form , by cheque or by phone directly with our finance department. Only send card details by secure postal mail.

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

Change to existing premises

If a premises is changing the layout within the already registered area, or if they are refurbishing the premises then a Change to existing premises application must be completed and submitted together with a copy of the plans for the new layout/area post refurbishment.

Please note that this application is only to be used for the refurbishment, change of layout within the already registered area or change to trading name.

There is no fee for this application.

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. If a superintendent is being replaced, a Resignation of superintendent form must also be completed.

All sections must be completed by the appropriate person(s).

This form can be printed, completed and sent to registration@psni.org.uk

There is no fee to register a superintendent pharmacist

Fees associated with premises registration
    2019       2020   2021
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
Pharmaceutical Society NI
73 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HL

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