Towns to keep pharmacy branches while 190 others close down

December 19 2017

CHIPPING Sodbury and Yate will keep their LloydsPharmacy outlets despite the chain’s parent company announcing the closure of 190 stores around England.

CHIPPING Sodbury and Yate will keep their LloydsPharmacy outlets despite the chain’s parent company announcing the closure of 190 stores around England.

The towns have escaped the cull, with a spokeswoman saying the branches in High Street, Chipping Sodbury, and at the Courtside Surgery in Kennedy Way, Yate, would continue in business.

However, Thornbury will lose one of its two LloydsPharmacy stores, with the High Street branch closing on January 30.

Celesio UK said as part of the process of identifying “commercially unviable” pharmacies for closure, it looked at other community pharmacy provision in the area in order to mitigate the effect on patients as much as possible.