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Our thoughts on the ‘Pharmacy mergers – fold or hold?’ article

Noel Wardle at Charles Russell Speechlys discusses pharmacy merger regulations in an article for The Pharmacist and suggests it may be better to wait until next year before making an application to consolidate.  Whilst we agree with Noel that the current rules do leave owners of merged pharmacies at some risk of new contract applications [...]

By | October 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Government to change legislation to make ‘consolidation’ of pharmacies easier

"Government to change legislation to make 'consolidation' of pharmacies easier"   PSC welcome the news that the Government is looking at strengthening the protection offered to contractors who have choose to consolidate their pharmacies under new regulations introduced in December 2016.   Whilst pharmacy owners are increasingly considering this as an option to deal with [...]

By | August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Government to change legislation to make ‘consolidation’ of pharmacies easier

Latest News – Pharmacy Relocation Somerset

Our clients had been looking to sell their pharmacy for some time but they were having difficulties as the premises were part of their substantial residential property and most purchasers were reluctant to take on the whole building. Our clients identified suitable alternative premises for a relocation of the pharmacy and agreed initial terms with [...]

By | May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest News – Pharmacy Relocation Somerset

Latest News – Application for a new pharmacy in Somerset

An application for a new pharmacy in Somerset had been approved previously for a multiple pharmacy group but the pharmacy had not opened due to lack of premises. Rather than allow the opportunity to pass, when it became apparent that the multiple did not wish to pursue the opportunity any further, PSC presented to the [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest News – Application for a new pharmacy in Somerset

Latest News – Birmingham Oral Hearing

PSC were jointly instructed by two local contractors to object against two applications for a new pharmacy within a proposed new health centre that is due to be constructed during the course of this year. If either one of the applications had been approved both of our client’s pharmacies would have been adversely affected by [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest News – Birmingham Oral Hearing

Latest News – Recent Consolidation Success

Acting on behalf of one of the major multiple operators, PSC have been instructed to assist with several consolidation applications where the client is looking to merge two average/poorly performing branches into one strong unit with the minimum loss of trade. In the last few months PSC have successfully applied for and had approved consolidations [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest News – Recent Consolidation Success

Latest News – Manchester Relocation Success

An independent contractor contacted PSC in the summer of 2018 asking us to handle a relocation of his distance selling pharmacy to much more suitable premises that he had already secured. Since he had already found premises, he was keen for us to act as swiftly as possible We immediately prepared a detailed application which [...]

By | April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest News – Manchester Relocation Success

Negotiating the sale of our client’s shareholding

As part of the same portfolio exercise as our recent Suffolk instruction PSC negotiated the sale of our client’s shareholding, along with shares held by another multiple operator, to the remaining shareholder of the company of a major health centre pharmacy in the central belt of Scotland. By acquiring shares from our client and the [...]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Negotiating the sale of our client’s shareholding

Latest News – Suffolk instruction

PSC have been instructed by one of the major multiple chains to assist with portfolio issues arising from businesses where they have part shareholdings in various pharmacy companies throughout the UK. One of those was a health centre pharmacy located in Suffolk. After initial discussion with the other shareholders, PSC’s recommended course of action was [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest News – Suffolk instruction

Relocation – South Yorkshire

Acting on behalf of a small independent chain, PSC were instructed to prepare and submit an application to relocate one of our client’s branches. The original pharmacy was located in a residential street virtually opposite a GP practice that was relocating to new build premises closer to the town centre approximately 650 metres from our [...]

By | March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Relocation – South Yorkshire