Pharmacy owners and employers: FAQs

Being a pharmacy owner and employer carries responsibilities and requirements. You can find out more about these here and the answers to frequently asked questions.

Employing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Registering a pharmacy

Employing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians: FAQs

If you employ a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, you must check that they are registered with us. You can do this by searching our online register

Pharmacy registration: FAQs

There are exemptions which allow medicines to be supplied by:

  • a doctor or dentist to their patient or to a person under whose care 
  • a hospital or health centre, for the purposes of being administered in accordance with the directions of a doctor, a dentist, a supplementary prescriber or a non-medical independent prescriber. These supplies are defined as being made ‘in the course of the business of the hospital’. This includes supplies made from the hospital pharmacy department to the hospital’s wards or to the hospital’s inpatients on its wards, or to the hospital’s out-patients.