HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 c912W
John Mann

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the limited opening hours of local pharmacies on Sundays. [44040]

Ms Blears

Under the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992 arrangements for pharmacies to open on Sundays are determined locally.

"Pharmacy in the Future—Implementing the NHS Plan" commits the NHS, in partnership with NHS Direct, local pharmacies and patient representatives, to review arrangements so that patients who need medicines out of hours will get them easily. We plan to issue advice for the NHS later this year.