Wester Inch Village, West Lothian

Posted on NHS Lothian Website from 21st May 2015 to 24th September 2015

NHS Lothian has been in consultation with Tick Pharmacy regarding their proposed application for a new pharmacy to open at Wester Inch Village, West Lothian. NHS Lothian has to decide whether granting of the application would be necessary or desirable in order to secure adequate provision of pharmaceutical services in the neighbourhood in which the premises are located by persons whose names are included in the pharmaceutical list.

Tick Pharmacy who wish to submit the application have defined the neighbourhood as being Wester Inch Village, in its entirety.

Tick Pharmacy plan 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
  • Healthy Start Vitamins
  • Gluten Free Foods
  • Stoma Care - appliance supply for patient with a colostomy or urostomy

Tick 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

Tick Pharmacy plan to provide these services at the following times:

Monday            -           8.00am – 7.00pm
Tuesday            -           8.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday       -           8.00am – 7.00pm
Thursday           -           8.00am – 7.00pm
Friday               -           8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday           -           9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday             -           10.00am – 4.00pm

As required by legislation, NHS Lothian and Tick Pharmacy are undertaking a joint public consultation before Tick 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 Thursday 24th September 2015.

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: 19/05/2015