PSNI consultation on fees

12 Feb 2016

The NPA has responded to PSNI's consultation on fees 2016/17.

The NPA has responded to the PSNI consultation on fees. Registration fees were expected to increase in June 2015 however this did not occur due to the discovery of irregularities with fee payments, being inconsistent with the regulatory fee structure.

The consultation puts forward proposals to amend Regulations, providing an interim fix pending a more detailed review of our fees and associated legislation.

In our response we refer to the irregularities and challenge any situation whereby registrants are forced to pay inappropriate or incorrect fees which are not reconcilable with regulations and question why the consultation is taking place within the context of the current review of pharmacy regulation and professional leadership in Northern Ireland. We also re-iterate that the Pharmaceutical Society has a duty to its registrants to control its costs as efficiently as possible to ensure that fees do not rise uncontrollably in relation to the provision of registration and regulation.

Download the full consultation response.