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Amended pharmacy regs reduce 100 to 72 hour opening

Out of hours and Sunday opening unaffected

May 3rd 2023

Tagged: Pharmacy owners' news England

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Amended pharmacy regulations have come into effect, enabling 100-hour pharmacies to reduce their opening hours to a minimum of 72 hours per week.

This amendment excludes reducing hours after 5pm and on Sundays.

In addition to the opening hours changes, the amendment also tightens up the pre-opening period of a successful pharmacy application

View the amendments to The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2023