If you have supplementary hours, you can notify a change of hours and close for the supplementary hours but you MUST provide 90 days’ notice of the change to your supplementary hours, i.e. notification by Sunday 27th September at the latest.
Any queries regarding this should be directed to NHS England.
We have been promoting community pharmacy to the public as a first stop for self-care and professional advice to elderly people who are "feeling under the weather". In order to support this we will be asking all primary care contractors whose contracted hours include Saturdays to open their normal hours on 26 December 2015. Local arrangements will be put in place to ensure adequate pharmaceutical services are available on the Boxing Day Bank Holiday on 28th December 2015.
Thank you for your attention.
Helen Scott (Mrs)
Primary Care Commissioning Support (Pharmacy & Optometry)
NHS England – North (Cumbria and North East)
The Old Exchange
Direct Dial: 0113 824 7217
Switch Board: 0113 825 1600