Department of Health and Social Care is considering the possibility of having a superintendent pharmacist overseeing more than one pharmacy business.

Nevertheless, it seems they will retain the rule that a pharmacist can only be the responsible pharmacist for one pharmacy at the same time. They do wish to “clarify that the responsible pharmacist duty extends to pharmacy businesses ‘at or from’ the premises for which the responsible pharmacist is in charge – e.g. home deliveries”.

The board proposed that the professional standards for superintendents, which extend beyond the sale and supply of medicines, to other pharmacy services.

The Department of Health and Social Care plans to hold a 12-week public consultation on its proposal.

Ref: C&D News 14.03.2018