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The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005

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10.—(1) A dispensing doctor shall allow persons authorised in writing by the Primary Care Trust to enter and inspect any premises he uses for the provision of pharmaceutical services at any reasonable time, for the purposes of—

(a)ascertaining whether or not the dispensing doctor is complying with the requirements of this Schedule;

(b)auditing, monitoring and analysing—

(i)the provision made by the dispensing doctor, in the course of providing pharmaceutical services, for patient care and treatment, and

(ii)the management by the dispensing doctor of the pharmaceutical services he provides,

where the conditions in sub-paragraph (2) are satisfied.

(2) The conditions are that—

(a)reasonable notice of the intended entry has been given;

(b)the Local Pharmaceutical Committee for the area where the premises are situated have been invited to be present at the inspection, where this is requested by the dispensing doctor;

(c)the person authorised in writing carries written evidence of his authorisation, which he produces on request; and

(d)he does not enter any part of the premises used solely as residential accommodation without the consent of the resident.

(3) A dispensing doctor shall, at the request of the Primary Care Trust or of a person authorised in writing mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), allow it or him access to any information which it or he reasonably requires—

(a)for the purposes mentioned in sub-paragraph (1); or

(b)in the case of the Primary Care Trust, in connection with its functions that relate to pharmaceutical services.

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