Castle Pharmacy to be removed from pharmacy register

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 3:54pm

Follows suspension of pharmacist by GPC

A chemist in Castletown will be removed from the pharmacy register later this month following the suspension of its pharmacist.

Castle Pharmacy, on Malew Street, will close on 19 May.

Last month pharmacist Mahendrakumar Prabhudas Patel was ordered to stop operating, by the General Pharmaceutical Council, following a fitness to practice hearing.

The decision was made, in private, by a GPC committee – it follows three previous determinations looking at the pharmacist’s work.

As Castle Pharmacy is registered to Mr Patel the business is no longer able to trade.

Prescriptions will be dispensed until 19 May by a locum pharmacist who is currently overseeing access to medication.

Patients are being advised to choose a different pharmacy for after this date – options include:

  • Costains Pharmacy, Ballasalla
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Castletown
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Port Erin
  • Clear Pharmacy, Port St Mary and Port Erin
  • or a pharmacy close to where you work

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