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Disciplinary Committee decisions (July, August 2010)

The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain met during July and August 2010 and made the following decisions

The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain met recently and made the following decisions:

1.    On Monday 19 July 2010 the committee found the fitness to practise of Bhopinder Singh Rahanu (registration number 76911) as a pharmacist is not impaired.

However, the committee directed that, in accordance with article 52(2)(a) of the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007, advice should be issued to Mr Rahanu as follows: “Mr Rahanu must have proper and continuing regard to his professional responsibilities and duties in running his pharmacy, and must not allow non-professional commitments to cause any failure to meet those professional responsibilities.”

In respect of Rahanu Ltd (company registration number 1002616), the committee indicated as follows: “We accept that the liability to disqualification does fall away because of our finding that Mr Rahanu’s fitness to practise is not impaired.”


2.    On 21, 22 and 23 July 2010 the committee made an order under article 52(3)(c) of the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007, that the registration of Brian Oliver Rafferty (registration number 87059) be suspended for a period of three months.

Under article 54(9) of the Order, Mr Rafferty has the right to appeal to the High Court to terminate or vary the order of the committee.


3.    On Monday 2 August 2010, the committee directed that the interim order relating to the registration of Darren Michael Richards (registration number1078603) should remain in force, in accordance with rule 39(2) of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (Fitness to Practise and Disqualification etc. Rules) Order of Council 2007.

This order is subject to review within six months. On 16 September 2009, the committee made an order that Mr Richard’s registration be suspended for a period of 18 months.

Statutory Committees Secretariat

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11019994

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