Pharmacy proposal kicked out after appeal

Jayne Chapman and David Dixon with a resident petition supporting the proposals

Jayne Chapman and David Dixon with a resident petition supporting the proposals

First published in News

Plans for a second pharmacy in Brightlingsea have been rejected after Boots successfully argued it is not needed.

Residents and councillors say Boots, in Victoria Place, is struggling to cope with demand.

However, the NHS has rejected an application for a new pharmacy after Boots argued it is meeting residents’ needs.

Jayne Chapman and David Dixon, town councillors, told the NHS Litigation Authority a second pharmacy is desperately needed because Boots suffered from a lack of stock and long waiting times.

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9:01am Tue 5 Aug 14

Ontheball says...

Nice to have a monopoly backed up by a useless quango!
Nice to have a monopoly backed up by a useless quango! Ontheball
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10:38am Tue 5 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

"the NHS has rejected an application for a new pharmacy after Boots argued it is meeting residents’ needs".

Surely it's the residents who should get to decide, not the NHS? So much for healthy competition.
"the NHS has rejected an application for a new pharmacy after Boots argued it is meeting residents’ needs". Surely it's the residents who should get to decide, not the NHS? So much for healthy competition. Ritchie_Hicks
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