Winchburgh Retail Development

Posted on NHS Lothian Website from 23rd April 2015 to 27th August 2015.

NHS Lothian has been in consultation with The TPB Partnership LLP regarding their proposed application for a new pharmacy to open at Unit A3 of the new Winchburgh retail development. 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.

The TPB Partnership LLP who wish to submit the application have defined the neighbourhood as being the masterplan boundaries of the completed Winchburgh redevelopment site.

View the masterplan here.  

The TPB Partnership 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

The TPB Partnership LLP 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

The TPB Partnership LLP plan to provide these services at the following times:

Monday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday: Closed

As required by legislation, NHS Lothian and The TPB Partnership LLP are undertaking a joint public consultation before The TPB Partnership LLP 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
    and
  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.com/s/D8TSPNK

The closing date for comments is Thursday 27th August 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
Edinburgh
EH14 1TY

Contract.CommunityPharmacy@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Last Reviewed: 19/05/2015