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NHS Choices to trial improved ‘find a pharmacy’ service

 

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NHS Choices to trial improved ‘find a pharmacy’ service

The NHS Choices website will shortly start to trial an improved ‘find a pharmacy’ service. This new search service will allow website visitors to find the nearest pharmacy to them which is open at the time of the search.

The current pharmacy search on NHS Choices will identify nearby pharmacies, but it does not identify which are open at the time of the search. Research on the way NHS Choices visitors use the current pharmacy search suggests that most of them are looking for an open pharmacy in the out of hours period. The new search functionality is possible following the recent widespread updating of NHS Choices pharmacy profiles, including opening hours, as part of the quality payments scheme.