Edinburgh Campus of Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton

Posted on NHS Lothian Website from 11 September 2017 to 19 January 2018

NHS Lothian is undertaking a joint public consultation with Dears Pharmacy regarding their proposed application for a new pharmacy to open at the Edinburgh Campus of Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, EH14 4AS.

Dears Pharmacy, who wish to submit the application have defined the neighbourhood as being

North: Calder Road, A71
East: Riccardon Mains Road
South: Railway Line
West: Intersection running from Curriehill Station to A71

Dears Pharmacy plans to provide the following services from their pharmacy should the application be granted:

  • Dispensing of prescriptions
  • Chronic Medication Service
  • Acute Medication Service
  • Minor Ailment Service
  • Public Health Service (Smoking Cessation Services and Sexual Health Services)
  • Unscheduled Care – urgent supply of repeat medicines and appliances
  • Supervised self-administration of Methadone
  • Supervised self-administration of Burprenorphine
  • Stoma Care - appliance supply for patient with a colostomy or urostomy
  • Free Prescription Collection & Delivery Service
  • Travel Clinic
  • Private Pharmacy PGD Service
  • Health Check Service 
  • Aesthetics Service

Dears Pharmacy has also indicated that they would provide the following services if required to do so by NHS Lothian:

  • Injection Equipment Provision
  • Pharmaceutical Advice to Care Homes
  • Palliative Care Network

Dears Pharmacy plans to provide these services at the following times:

Monday: 09.00-18.00
Tuesday: 9.00-18.00
Wednesday: 09.00-18.00
Thursday: 09.00-18.00
Friday: 09.00-18.00
Saturday: 09.00-12.00
Sunday: Closed

As required by legislation, NHS Lothian and Dears Pharmacy are undertaking a joint public consultation before Dears Pharmacy makes their formal application. This consultation has two main purposes:

  1. to assess the current provision of pharmaceutical services in the neighbourhood and whether it is adequate
  2. to establish the level of support from residents in the neighbourhood for the application

All views submitted will be incorporated into a Consultation Analysis Report which will be taken into account by the NHS Lothian Pharmacy Practices Committee (PPC) which decides the outcome of the application.

You can participate in the joint consultation by completing the survey online here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J3XWF23

The closing date for comments is 19th January 2018

To request a hard copy of the survey, please contact:

Contractor Support Officer
Primary Care Contractors Organisation
NHS Lothian
Pentland House
47 Robb’s Loan
EH14 1TY


Last Reviewed: 11/09/2017