Reducing your pharmacy core hours was supposed to become easier, but what is really happening?

Hundreds of pharmacies have closed in recent years. Between July 2017 and July 2023, the number of operating pharmacies in England fell by 914 from 11,723 to 10,809 with the rate of closures increasing significantly in recent time. In September 2023, amendment Regulations were introduced that removed the need for 40 hour pharmacies (and 100