July 2020 Supplementary statement

Supplementary Statement to Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment


Date Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment published – March 2018
Date Supplementary Statement issued – July 2020

The regulations state that Supplementary Statements can provide updates to the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment only in relation to changes in the availability of pharmaceutical services. Supplementary Statements cannot provide updates on pharmaceutical need. This can only be achieved through a review of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment. The following pharmaceutical services currently contained within the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment have been identified as needing updating. This updated information supersedes some of the original information within the PNA and should be read in conjunction with that document.

Consolidation of pharmacies - completed

It is noted that Boots UK Ltd, have now completed their consolidation of two of their sites onto one site. The remaining site will be 5 Tavern Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3AA and the closing site will be 5 Butter Market Shopping Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1DT.
The remaining pharmacy will continue to provide all those services which were previously provided from the two sites. Effective date of commencement 14th June 2020.


Suffolk HWB concludes that the consolidation will not create a gap in pharmaceutical services that could be met by a routine application (a) to meet a current need or future need for pharmaceutical services, or (b) to secure improvements, or better access to, pharmaceutical services.

Change to opening hours:

The following pharmacy has changed their overall opening hours. All other services remain the same:

Bestway National Chemists Ltd, t/a Well Pharmacy, 55 Westwood Avenue, Lowestoft, NR33 9RW

Previous overall opening hours (including supplementary hours):

  • Monday to Friday: 08:30-18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00-13:00
  • Sunday: closed

New overall opening hours, including supplementary hours (with effect from 28th June 2020):

  • Monday to Friday: 09:00-18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00-13:00
  • Sunday: closed

Supplementary statement prepared by Soar Beyond Ltd and issued by Natacha Bines, Head of Population Insight, Public Health. Suffolk County Council.
Information correct as of the 20th June 2020.