4. The Responsible Pharmacist

A pharmacist must be in charge of a registered pharmacy as the responsible pharmacist, in order to lawfully conduct a retail pharmacy business.

There can only be one responsible pharmacist in charge at any one time, and the pharmacist can only be in charge of one registered premises at any one time.

Legislation introducing the role and responsibilities of the Responsible Pharmacist are set out in full in the Medicines Act 1968 (as amended by the Health Act 2006) and the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Responsible Pharmacist) Regulations 2008.