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The good news is that Glasgow 2014 now officially has a registered pharmacy! GPhC premises number 1123125 is (almost) ready for business.

The registration process has actually been quite straightforward, even although we were submitting the application right in the middle of GPhC implementing their new model of inspection. To set us up on the right foot, I arranged a meeting back in January with Carole Muir, the local GPhC inspector who had just taken up post after working in London for a few years. Carole came into the Glasgow 2014 offices when our superintendent was on a visit and talked us through the standards for registered pharmacies. We discussed different ways that we could provide evidence of meeting those standards and planned a supporting statement for our submission.

The application was submitted a few months ago, and this week the premises were at last in a suitable condition for inspection. The CD cabinet had been delivered and carefully attached to the concrete block which had been poured during the early stages of the build. The sink was attached to the wall and plumbed in. The shutters were installed, the door was altered to allow us to easily attend to customers using wheelchairs. Last but not least, the ceiling had been attached. Many of the rooms in the polyclinic don’t have their own ceilings; we had to be careful to specify that a robust ceiling was needed for us to meet security standards.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Source: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Carole Muir (GPhC) and Mark Stuart (Glasgow 2014)

The initial delivery of medicines took place today. Yesterday we also took delivery of the 700 copies of the BNF kindly provided by the Pharmaceutical Press for use by Glasgow 2014 doctors and the doctors from the 71 different teams.

We have been very lucky that everyone we have approached to help with the delivery of this service has been willing to get involved, make allowances for the different model of business and put in some additional work on our behalf.

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