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The General Pharmaceutical Council (Registration Rules) Order of Council 2010

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Variation or revocation of conditions of entry of premises entered in the Register

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23.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants for variation or revocation of any of the conditions to which an entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the Register is subject may apply to the Registrar using the relevant application form which must be in such form as the Council may from time to time determine.

(2) An application under this rule may be made to the Registrar by the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at premises entered in Part 3 of the Register where the entry of the premises in the Register is subject to one or more conditions.

(3) The application form must, in particular—

(a)require the applicant to specify—

(i)the applicant’s full name, address and contact details (including a telephone number and electronic mail address, where possible),

(ii)the full postal address of the premises at which the retail pharmacy business is carried on,

(iii)the number of the entry of the premises entered in the Register to which the application relates,

(iv)the name under which the retail pharmacy business carried on at the premises trades,

(v)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on at the premises by a representative, the name of the responsible pharmacist,

(vi)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on at the premises by a body corporate, the name of the superintendent pharmacist,

(vii)details of any improvement notices to which the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises is subject,

(viii)details of any conditions to which the entry of the premises entered in Part 3 of the Register is subject,

(ix)the condition (or conditions) imposed on the entry of the premises entered in Part 3 of the Register to which the application relates,

(x)whether the application is an application for variation or revocation of such a condition (or such conditions),

(xi)the grounds on which the application is made including any reasons why the applicant considers that the relevant condition (or conditions) cannot be complied with,

(xii)if the application is an application to vary a condition (or conditions), the terms of the variation that is being sought; and

(b)require the applicant to—

(i)provide any other necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form, and

(ii)sign and date the application.

(4) The applicant must also provide such additional documents, information or evidence as the Registrar may reasonably require for the purposes of verifying the information in, or determining, the application.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (3)(a)(i), the address of the applicant is—

(a)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on at the premises by an individual, that individual’s home address in the Register;

(b)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on at the premises by a partnership, the address of the principal office of that partnership; or

(c)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on at the premises by a body corporate, the address of the registered or principal office of that body corporate.

(6) The Registrar must refuse any application under this rule—

(a)if it is not accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, information or evidence as mentioned in the application form or subsequently required by the Registrar; or

(b)if the Registrar considers that——

(i)to vary or revoke the condition (or conditions) to which the application relates would prejudice the health, safety or well-being of members of the public, or

(ii)it is necessary to retain the relevant condition (or conditions) in order to ensure the safe and effective practice of pharmacy at the premises.

(7) If the Registrar grants an application under this rule—

(a)the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate alteration to the Register is made to record any variation or revocation of a condition (or conditions) to which the entry of the premises entered in Part 3 of the Register is subject; and

(b)the Registrar may charge a fee, of such amount as may reasonably be determined by the Registrar in the circumstances of the application, in connection with the cost of making an appropriate alteration to the Register.

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