Removal from the register

If you’re due to stop operating a pharmacy or a change in activities means you no longer need to register a pharmacy premises, you can apply to have the details removed from our register. 

Having the pharmacy details removed from the registered is called ‘voluntary removal’. It’s free to do, you just need to fill in our premises voluntary removal form.

You can return the completed form to us by post, or you can email a scanned PDF copy to

If your owner organisation is an NHS Trust, corporate body or limited liability partnership and the removal of the pharmacy will mean that your superintendent pharmacist will no longer hold this role, they’ll need to notify us of their resignation no later than 28 days after stopping.

Why should I apply for voluntary removal rather than letting my premises registration expire?

Applying for voluntary removal:

  • makes sure that the register is accurate, as once your removal request is processed your premises details will no longer appear on the register
  • is normally faster than not renewing your registration and allowing it to lapse
  • allows you to request a date for your premises entry to be removed
  • makes it easier and cheaper to re-register your premises as if you apply for re-registration within 12 months as the fee you will pay is less than if you let your registration expire