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New 'hub-and-spoke' dispensing model consultation likely, says leading pharmacy lawyer

The government had shelved plans to roll out ‘hub-and- spoke’ dispensing across different entities, but a pharmacy lawyer says he expects that a new consultation is on the cards.

Noel Wardle, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys law firm and a specialist in pharmacy regulation

Source: Charles Russell Speechlys

Noel Wardle told delegates at his law firm’s Pharmacy Law Conference that he expects another consultation on hub-and-spoke dispensing 

Changes to legislation allowing for wider use of ‘hub-and-spoke’ dispensing are likely to move forward, a leading pharmacy lawyer has said.

Noel Wardle, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys law firm and a specialist in pharmacy regulation, predicted that there would be a new consultation on the dispensing model in a talk at the law firm’s annual Pharmacy Law Conference in London on 28 March 2019.

Wardle told delegates that the current hub-and-spoke dispensing legislation states that the model can only be used “when a single company owns both a hub and spoke”.

“It doesn’t work cross-company, so wholesalers can’t do it for their customers, for example, and groups can’t club together and do it,” he said.

The government previously in 2016. But the proposals raised several questions, including whether the model was safe and how the system would be affected by the Falsified Medicines Directive.

As a result, the government shelved plans in June 2016 to implement the model.

Then, in January 2018, NHS England said it was considering revisiting the hub-and-spoke dispensing model as part of the ‘’.

Wardle told the conference: “I suspect [hub-and-spoke dispensing] will come back and I suspect it won’t be knocked back again this time. So watch out for a new consultation on hub-and-spoke.”

Citation: Electronicjuice DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2019.20206353

Readers' comments (1)

  • This is rather like Theresa May's Brexit deal. It will keep coming back until it is accepted and will have serious and long-term consequences for pharmacy.

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