New Neighbourhood Retail Parade, Southdale Way

Posted on NHS Lothian Website from 28 July 2016 to Friday 2 December

NHS Lothian is undertaking a joint public consultation with Dears Pharmacy regarding their proposed application for a new pharmacy to open at Unit 1, New Neighbourhood Retail Parade, Southdale Way, Armadale, EH48 2JS.

Dears Pharmacy, who wish to submit the application have defined the neighbourhood as being
North: A89
East: A801
South: A706
West: Intersection from A706 through railway line up to A89

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 - 08.30-18.30
Tuesday - 08.30-18.30
Wednesday - 08.30-18.30
Thursday - 08.30-18.30
Friday - 08.30-18.30
Saturday - 09.00-17.00
Sunday - 10.00-14.00

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:

The closing date for comments is Friday 2 September.

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: 28/07/2016