Boots Pharmacy in Kingfisher Drive to close

March 12, 2024| News + Events, Previous Issue

Despite Angela Richardson MP trying to intervene, Boots has decided to go ahead with the planned closure of their Kingfisher Drive pharmacy early in the New Year.

This has left the local residents of Burpham dismayed, especially since they have already lost Lloyds Pharmacy from within the Clay Lane Sainsbury’s. Now, they have to travel even further to collect their prescriptions from already highly busy pharmacies in the Guildford area.

Angela Richardson wrote to Boots’ Senior Vice President & Managing Director voicing local patients concerns over the pharmacy closure and asking him to reconsider. Following this, she had discussions with Boots’ Healthcare Development & Public Affairs Director, Head of Public Affairs and Regional Pharmacy Manager to discuss the matter.

Whilst Boots did review the situation they decided to proceed with the closure. We await to see if the Integrated Care Board (ICB) can extend the pharmaceutical contract to another party.

Most patients are being offered to have their nominated NHS pharmacy moved to either of the nearer options being Boots Pharmacy on Epsom Road or Boots Pharmacy on Stoughton Road. If these options are not suitable, there are slightly further options within 2 miles of Burpham, which include Villages Medical Centre on Send Barns Lane and St. Luke’s Surgery on Warren Road. Beyond that, there are the town centre pharmacies.