Registration of pharmacy premises

A premises can only be registered as a pharmacy, if the owner’s service model from those premises includes one of the following: 

1.  the sale of Pharmacy (P) medicines

2.  the supply of P medicines or Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) against prescriptions. 

3.  the supply of P medicines or Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) against prescriptions written by veterinary practitioners for the treatment of animals under the ‘cascade’.

For more information, go to these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To apply to register a new pharmacy premises please complete the New premises application form and return it to us, along with the necessary supporting documents, by post, or you can email a single scanned PDF copy of your completed form via email to

Please be advised that if you send your application via post, we recommend that you send your application by registered post and track delivery to ensure it has been delivered.

New Premises Application Form

If the application to register new pharmacy premises is being submitted by a corporate body (such as a limited company or NHS Trust) that does not currently own registered pharmacy premises, you must also submit a completed application to nominate a superintendent pharmacist.

The GPhC has published standards that all pharmacy premises must meet. Please see the Pharmacy Standards Guide


If you own premises with an existing entry on the register, see Renewing your registration.

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