Christmas & New Year Opening

As we approach the Christmas break, we would like to remind all of our contractors that from 9th November 2020, under the NHS Terms of Service, contractors must ensure that the DoS profile for their pharmacy is comprehensive and accurate. Additionally contractors must verify and, where necessary, update the information contained within the pharmacy profile at least once each quarter of the financial year – we would particularly suggest that you log in to the Profile Updater to ensure your opening hours over the Christmas & New Year period are correct.

To support you in this, the NHSE Pharmacy Transformation team has produced a one page summary to guide you through updating your NHS Profile – download a copy below.

Updating Profile Manager Poster v3

NHS Terms of Service also state that you should display a notice stating how patients can access Pharmaceutical Services at times when you are closed – details of pharmacies open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day can be found on the NHS England website.

In addition, we have produced a single-page summary of the  pharmacies in Derby & Derbyshire that are open on each of the three bank holidays, which can be used as your rota notice to inform your customers and patients of pharmacies open on those dates:

Christmas and New Year Community Pharmacy opening Derby & Derbyshire 2023

Wishing all of our contractors and their teams a very Merry Christmas!