Author Archives: Porter Pharmacy

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NHS Grampian and Porter – Joint consultation

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

In order to help NHS Grampian assess this application, people who may be affected and wish to be involved are invited to provide their views in respect of:

  1. The pharmaceutical services to be provided by the proposed applicant;
  2. Gaps in existing pharmaceutical service provision;
  3. The relationship and integration of the pharmaceutical services to be provided by the proposed applicant with other NHS funded services;
  4. The potential for the pharmaceutical services to be provided by the proposed applicant to impact on other NHS funded services;
  5. The neighbourhood to which the proposed application relates;
  6. The location and proposed opening hours of the premises to which the joint consultation relates.

All comments received will be made anonymous but will be made available to interested parties during the statutory joint consultation exercise.


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Westhill Pharmacy Potential Location

NHS Grampian has been in consultation with A & L Porter who currently operate five successful community pharmacies in the Aberdeen area, regarding their proposed application for a new pharmacy to open in Westhill, situated across the road from McDonalds.

NHS Grampian has to consider if granting the application is 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 proposed new pharmacy will be fully accessible, it will have:

  • Two consultation rooms, one of which will be a full specification NHS treatment room, available for use by fellow health care professionals
  • Drive Thru Pharmacy for patient convenience
  • 12 parking spaces including some with electric charging points
  • 24-hour prescription collection service using a secure automated prescription collection kiosk
  • Robotic dispensing ensuring accurate and efficient dispensing times for prescriptions
  • If medication is not in stock, the pharmacy will home-deliver when available to avoid a wasted journey
  • Extended opening hours for patient convenience

The pharmacy will aim to work closely with the local Health and Social Care Partnership to provide the fullest levels of integrated patient care.

https://www.nhsgrampian.org/work-with-us/get-involved/projects–consultations/proposed-application-for-inclusion-in-the-pharmaceutical-list-westhill-pharmacy/


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Proposed Opening Hours for Westhill

The proposed new pharmacy will be fully accessible, it will have:

  • Two rooms, one of which will be a full specification NHS treatment room, available for use by fellow health care professionals
  • 12 parking spaces including some with electric charging points
  • 24-hour prescription collection service using a secure automated prescription collection kiosk
  • Robotic dispensing ensuring accurate and efficient dispensing times for prescriptions
  • If medication is not in stock, the pharmacy will home-deliver when available to avoid a wasted journey
  • Extended opening hours for patient convenience

A & L Porter plan to provide these services at the following times:

Monday: 8am – 7pm
Tuesday: 8am – 7pm
Wednesday: 8am – 7pm
Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm


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