David Reissner is a partner at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.
On 14 November, an Order was laid before Parliament purporting to introduce a statutory defence to the offence committed when patients are supplied with the wrong prescription medicine.
In 1987, the NHS introduced controls on where new pharmacies could open. Apart from some tweaking in 2005, the system remained largely unchanged for a quarter of a century. However, a completely new regime for new pharmacy contracts was introduced in England in 2012. The revised NHS regulations are complicated — unnecessarily complicated in my view — and have been causing confusion among pharmacy owners and would-be pharmacy owners. It is not uncommon for applications to be refused fo
Setting up a pharmacy on GP premises: the lawSubscription
Pharmacy owners may have considered locating their businesses on GP premises to increase their dispensing volume. However, they need to ensure they are acting within the law.