Pharmacy opening - 24, 25 and 31 December 2012

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Dear ASDA Stores Limited,

This is a request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. As a provider of NHS pharmaceutical services, you are regarded as a public authority by virtue of paragraph 44 of Schedule 1 of the Act, and obliged to respond to requests for information made under the Act regarding those services. Please pass this request to your superintendent pharmacist or legal department.

Please provide the following information:

1. A list of those of your pharmacies (if any) which were directed by a Primary Care Trust to open on Christmas Day 2012, and confirmation of whether or not each of those pharmacies did indeed open as directed

2. A list of those of your pharmacies (if any) in respect of which an application was made to a Primary Care Trust to change the pharmacy's core opening hours on Monday 24 December 2012 and, in respect of each pharmacy for which an application was made:
* what the pharmacy's normal core opening hours would be on a Monday
* how you applied to change those hours
* whether that application was approved or refused by the relevant Primary Care Trust
* if the application was refused, whether you appealed against that refusal
* if you did appeal, whether the appeal was allowed or dismissed
* if the application was refused (and any appeal was dismissed), such that the pharmacy was required to open for the core hours it would normally have opened for on a Monday, whether the pharmacy was in fact open for those core hours on 24 December 2012

3. A list of those of your pharmacies (if any) in respect of which an application was made to a Primary Care Trust to change the pharmacy's core opening hours on Monday 31 December 2012 and, in respect of each pharmacy for which an application was made:
* what the pharmacy's normal core opening hours would be on a Monday
* how you applied to change those hours
* whether that application was approved or refused by the relevant Primary Care Trust
* if the application was refused, whether you appealed against that refusal
* if you did appeal, whether the appeal was allowed or dismissed
* if the application was refused (and any appeal was dismissed), such that the pharmacy was required to open for the core hours it would normally have opened for on a Monday, whether the pharmacy was in fact open for those core hours on 31 December 2012

Yours faithfully,

Paul Jones

John Evans (Pharmacy UK), ASDA Stores Limited

Hello,
Many thanks for your e mail

I am now out of the office until Friday 18th January and will be available on my mobile if you need help.

Kindest regards

John

John Evans
Superintendent Pharmacist
Asda Stores
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Dear Paul
Please find attached a spreadsheet which we believe covers everything that you have asked for

I can also confirm that if a PCT directed us to open then we did open. In essence we did not go against the PCTs wishes in any of our pharmacies

Kindest regards

John

John Evans
Superintendent Pharmacist
Asda Stores
Direct Dial: 0113 826 2229
Internal: 62229
Directory: 800062229
[mobile number]
Fax : 0113 335 0359
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Dear Mr Evans,

Thank you for this information, although I'm clear from the spreadsheet what hours you were asking to change to in each case.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Jones

John Evans (Pharmacy UK), ASDA Stores Limited

Sorry Paul,
I don’t quite understand your question.

I think that there may have been a typo - if you can check or rephrase the question I will try and respond

Thanks
John

John Evans
Superintendent Pharmacist
Asda Stores
Direct Dial: 0113 826 2229
Internal: 62229
Directory: 800062229
[mobile number]
Fax : 0113 335 0359
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Dear Mr Evans

To clarify:

The second bullet point of my 2nd and 3rd questions was:
* how you applied to change those hours

ie what changes to the normal opening hours did you want to make?

Yours sincerely,

Paul Jones

John Evans (Pharmacy UK), ASDA Stores Limited

Hi Paul
We would have applied by requesting the changes to the PCT - the hours would have been to close at 18:00 or 19:00 on the two eves and to make the hours up at other times in the week

Many thanks
John

John Evans
Superintendent Pharmacist
Asda Stores
Direct Dial: 0113 826 2229
Internal: 62229
Directory: 800062229
[mobile number]
Fax : 0113 335 0359
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