Superintendent and Supervising Pharmacist

Part of the registration requirements for retail pharmacy businesses is the appointment of a superintendent pharmacist and supervising pharmacist. When the holder of either of these roles changes, the PSI must be notified immediately as the holding of these positions by appropriate pharmacists is a condition of the registration of the pharmacy.

View further information and resources about the roles and responsibilities of superintendent and supervising pharmacists.

Notifying Changes in Superintendent Pharmacist and Supervising Pharmacist

What should the pharmacy owner do?

A pharmacy owner cannot lawfully operate a pharmacy without a superintendent and supervising pharmacist. Under the Pharmacy Act 2007 the pharmacy owner is required to immediately advise the PSI of a change in superintendent and/or supervising pharmacist. The information provided will ensure that the register kept by the PSI is updated to reflect the change in personnel.

Appointment forms and information for the new superintendent and/or supervising pharmacist must be completed and notified to the PSI, along with the associated fee of €85. Until further notice, please send your completed application form and the fees form by email to For security reasons we do not accept credit card details via email and post.

What should a Superintendent and Supervising Pharmacist do?

The superintendent pharmacist and supervising pharmacist should also notify the PSI when leaving a pharmacy to ensure their own record is kept accurate and up-to-date. Please send us a short email to

Extended Leave of Absence- Supervising Pharmacist

If a supervising pharmacist is on extended leave of absence, a new supervising pharmacist must be appointed. If you have any queries in relation to this, please email to

Other Changes

Further staffing changes, other than the superintendent and supervising pharmacist positions, can be made in the online registration portal using your pharmacy’s username and password.