896. Presence of responsible pharmacist.

The maximum period for which the responsible pharmacist may be absent from the premises1 is two hours2. If there is more than one responsible pharmacist during the pharmacy's business hours3, this maximum period relates to the total period of absence for all of them4. The responsible pharmacist must not be absent from the premises unless the following arrangements have been put in place5:

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    (1)     where it is reasonably practicable for the responsible pharmacist to be contactable throughout the period of absence, arrangements must ensure that the responsible pharmacist can be contacted by other pharmacy staff6 throughout the period of