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New opening hours at Bradley Stoke Pharmacy from Wednesday 6th May

Posted on Monday 4th May 2015 at 9:36 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Pharmacy, Brook Way, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

[Advertising Feature] Bradley Stoke Pharmacy, located on Brook Way, alongside Bradley Stoke Surgery, is to reduce its opening hours from Wednesday 6th May 2015, when it merges with the nearby Ferndene Pharmacy (formerly Jhoots Pharmacy and, before that, Lloyds Pharmacy).

Ferndene Pharmacy will cease trading after the close of business on Tuesday 5th May 2015.

The changes come seven months after Bradley Stoke Pharmacy bought Ferndene Pharmacy from Jhoots, with a view to merging the two businesses, subject to approval from NHS England, which has now been granted.

New opening hours from Wednesday 6th May 2015

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 7.30pm
  • Friday: 8.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 12noon
  • Sunday: Closed

Richard Slade, joint owner of Bradley Stoke Pharmacy, said:

“Ferndene Pharmacy has lost a significant amount of business to Bradley Stoke Pharmacy. The amount of work and the number of customers at Ferndene Pharmacy have dropped significantly, which made it financially unviable. The best option was to merge both the branches and provide all possible services from one pharmacy.”

More: Previous (longer) opening hours not considered viable »

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New pharmacy opens at Bradley Stoke Surgery

Posted on Wednesday 28th September 2011 at 12:10 pm by SH (Editor)

The new Bradley Stoke Pharmacy in Brook Way

Bradley Stoke now has a second late-night, seven-days-a-week, chemist after the ‘Bradley Stoke Pharmacy’ opened last Monday on the Bradley Stoke Surgery site in Brook Way.

The new chemist, which is located remarkably close to the existing Lloyds pharmacy near Aldi, opens for 100 hours a week, enabling it to exploit a “loophole” in the law that avoids it needing to prove to the local health authority that it is “necessary and expedient”.

The news, announced in a low-key manner on the Bradley Stoke Surgery website, comes just seven months after Boots opened its ‘Midnight Pharmacy’, operating under the same 100-hour legislation, at its Willow Brook Centre store.

The town’s fourth pharmacy operates within the Tesco Extra store, also at the Willow Brook Centre.

A statement in the September edition of the Friends of Bradley Stoke Surgery newsletter reads:

“Work began at the end of August to create Bradley Stoke Pharmacy adjacent to the surgery which will enable patients to make one journey to see the doctor and collect their prescriptions at the same time.”

“We are delighted that this new initiative is going ahead which will provide even better services and be more convenient for patients.”

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Battle of the 100-hour pharmacies takes shape

Posted on Thursday 25th November 2010 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Boots - coming soon to Bradley Stoke

Bradley Stoke could soon have no less than three late-night, seven-days-a-week, pharmacies after a rush of planning and licensing applications in the last couple of months.

Boots, due to open soon at the Willow Brook Centre, became the first to reveal its hand when it submitted a planning application that included references to a “midnight pharmacy” at its new store.

Bradley Stoke Surgery then entered the race when it submitted a planning application to change the use of part of its newly-extended premises from “clinical space” to “a 100-hour opening pharmacy” and The Journal has since learned that a third licensing application for a 100-hour pharmacy in the area is being processed by the local health authority.

Following a part-liberalisation of licensing rules in 2005,  a pharmacy becomes exempt from having to prove that it is “necessary and expedient” if it opens for more than 100 hours a week.

When asked about the possible opening of new pharmacies in the town, NHS South Gloucestershire told The Journal:

The Boots pharmacy at Willow Brook has been approved as a 100-hour pharmacy. There are two further applications for 100- hour pharmacies pending under the exempt rules in the vicinity of Bradley Stoke Surgery.

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