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

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Annotations made to an entry of premises entered in the Register

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25.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, applicants may apply to the Registrar for an annotation in respect of a specialisation to be made to an entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the Register 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 must be made to the Registrar by the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises to which the application relates.

(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, and

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

(b)include a demand that the applicant pay the prescribed fee in respect of the application; and

(c)require the applicant to—

(i)specify the type of specialisation which is to be the subject matter of the annotation,

(ii)declare the applicant’s intention to adhere (or to continue to adhere) to the standards set by the Council in rules under article 7(1) of the Order relating to the safe and effective practice of pharmacy at registered pharmacies,

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

(iv)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) Where the Registrar grants an application under this rule, the Registrar must ensure that an appropriate annotation is made to the entry of the premises entered in Part 3 of the Register to denote the type of specialisation that relates to the retail pharmacy business carried on at the premises.

(7) The Registrar must refuse any application made 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 applicant has not paid, or has not made arrangements with the Registrar to pay by direct debit, the prescribed fee in respect of the application.

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