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Newborough Pharmacy (Peterborough)

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

The Humble Petition of Sharmeen Datoo of 1317 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE4 6LW,


that Newborough Pharmacy in Newborough, Peterborough be supported and kept open. This pharmacy provides a valuable and much needed service. It will be a great loss to the community if the pharmacy is to close on account of lack of your support.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House asks the Secretary of State for Health that he does all in his power to ensure that the Pharmacy in Newborough, Peterborough remains open. Furthermore that he asks the Peterborough Primary Care Trust to review its decision to grant dispensing permissions to another Practice in the City to dispense in Newborough.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.—[Presented by Mr. Stewart Jackson, Official Report, 24 March 2010; Vol. 508, c. 346.]


Observations from the Secretary of State for Health:

The Government are committed to ensuring that people have access to NHS pharmaceutical services. For Newborough village, NHS Peterborough is responsible for the provision of such services in accordance with the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005.

The Government understand that this specific case is currently the subject of an appeal. It would therefore not be appropriate to comment while this process is under way.