The above Pharmacy Application was considered by the Forth Valley Pharmacy Practices Committee (PPC) at an Oral Hearing held on 22nd September 2022. The decision of the Committee was that the provision of pharmaceutical services at the premises was necessary and desirable in order to secure adequate provision of pharmaceutical services in the neighbourhood in which the premises were located by persons whose names are included in the Pharmaceutical List and accordingly, the Application was granted. The Applicant & Interested Parties (those notified, who had submitted written representation on the Application) have the right to Appeal the PPC decision. Any notice of appeal must contain a concise statement detailing the circumstances or other points of law in which the appellant contends that the decision of the Pharmacy Practices Committee is erroneous.
The cut-off date for Appeals to be notified to and received by the NHS Board is 2nd November 2022.
Two Notices of Appeal have been submitted to the Board against the PPC decision. These have been submitted to the National Appeal Panel for their consideration.
NHS Forth Valley and WEB Pharmacy Ltd would like to consult with you regarding a potential application for a new pharmacy at Unit 2 Kinnaird Village, McIntyre Avenue, Larbert, FK5 4XT.
In accordance with national regulations NHS Forth Valley has to decide whether granting of the application would be necessary or desirable in order to secure adequate provision of pharmaceutical services in the neighbourhood in which the premises are located by persons whose names are included in the pharmaceutical list.
The national regulations require NHS Forth Valley and WEB Pharmacy Ltd to undertake a joint public consultation before WEB Pharmacy Ltd makes their decision on submitting a formal application. This consultation has two main purposes:
- To assess the current provision of pharmaceutical services, the needs, challenges and ease of access within the area of the application.
- To establish if support for a new pharmacy exists from residents to meet the needs of the neighbourhood/local population.