Opening a pharmacy checklist

The following is a short list of key activities required to open a new community pharmacy.  If you would like advice on any of the individual tasks then please do contact us.

TaskGoverning Body
1.Setting up the pharmacy companyLaw Society
2.Registering the premises plans with the GPhCGPhC
3.Obtaining an NHS dispensing ContractPCT
4.Insurances: Premises, fixtures, stock, Professional IndemnityCDA and PMI
5.Obtain CD registers and Install CD cabinet
6.Register for VATHMRC
7.Membership of NPA, Buying groups etc
8.Staff: Job Descriptions, Contracts, HandbookNPA
9.Stationery and Sundries
10.Practice leaflet
11.Patient Information leafletsRPSGB
12.Order Pharmacy fridge
13.Signage including hours of service and RP sign
14.Standard Operating Procedures
15.Pricing policy for private prescriptions
16.N3 connection
17.PMR software
18.Data back-up service
19.PSNC Information Governance Handbook to completePSNC
20.Order stock: Dispensing and Retail
21.Order staff uniforms, badges & lockers
22.Staff training plan
23.Establish local Banking facilities
24.Order Credit card facilities
25.Order required Telecoms
26.Broadband service
27.Alarms for fire and security
28.Cleaning Contract
29.Order up to date reference sources
30.IMS authorisationHMRC