LLOYDS PHARMACY have announced that it will be pulling out of all Sainsbury's supermarkets over the course of 2023. 

The leading community pharmacy and healthcare provider, has undertaken a strategic review of its operations in response to changing market conditions and agreed that pharmacy services will be withdrawn from all Sainsbury’s stores this year. 

It operates pharmacies in both Penrith and Carlisle Sainbury's stores, in amongst its collection of 237 stores. 

The group stressed that it is working with all colleagues impacted by the announcement but did not disclose how many workers would be affected

A spokesperson has confirmed however, the timeline for the closure is yet to be decided, and will vary on a "branch-by-branch basis". 

Commenting on the announcement, chief executive officer of LloydsPharmacy, Kevin Birch said: “This decision has not been an easy one and we understand that our patients and customers may have questions about how the change will affect them. We would like to thank them for their continued support and assure them that we are committed to providing a smooth transition over the coming months.

"I am very grateful to all our colleagues for their dedication to our patients, customers and communities," he said. 

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