Buckley Pharmacy Update

The Closing Date for support of
Abdool’s Application has now passed.

We will keep you all up-dated with any news!

We hope to have a result in March 2013


Good news – Abdool Kurreman of Buckley Pharmacy has put in a second application for a replacement pharmacy in The Street, Ashtead. (Lloyds Pharmacy closed in Feb. 2012).

It is for the old Barclays Bank premises, enabling a much expanded range of public health services, which will be brilliant for the village!

If you wish to support this application it is imperative that you write again so that we have the same wave of supporting letters/emails as for the previous application as this will be looked at as a new one.

Please note, previous supporting correspondence will not be looked at.

Please give individual examples of any difficulties you have experienced since the old Lloyds Pharmacy closed.

All letters should be adressed to:

Surrey PCT
Cedar Court
Guildford Road
KT22 9AE

Or please email them directly by clicking on this link: contactus@surreypct.nhs.uk 
If emailing, please add your residential address below your name.

What The Proposed Pharmacy Will Be Like

  • It will have Saturday and Sunday (10am to 12pm) opening as part of its core hours.
  • It will provide parking for up to 10 cars with 3 disabled bays.
  • The floor plan of the pharmacy has been designed around the ‘Healthy Living Pharmacy’ concept.
  • The workshop/conference room will be made available for use to all Commissioners, self help groups and voluntary and charitable organisations.
  • It will provide free screening and will work collaboratively with all local GP practices.
  • It will endeavour to deliver on all enhanced services the NHS commissioning boards wishes it to take on ie special local needs/issues, and all staff will ‘skill up’ for these.
  • It will provide a dedicated area to deliver important Public Health campaigns.
  • It will stock an extended range of mobility aids.

Relevant Points To Make In Your Letter/Email

  1. There has been a Pharmacy in the village since at least 1942. It was then called Kingsfords and was on the site of the present Ashtead Cobblers at the top of Woodfield Lane. In 1960 it moved across the road to become LLoyds Chemist which closed last February (2012). (Thank you to David Mason for this information).
  2. The Street needs to have its own pharmacy to complement Ashtead’s main shopping area where there are banks, the main Post Office and what will be a new large supermarket.
  3. Ashtead Ward area, also known as “The Village and The Street area,” has a significant elderly population. This has made access to pharmaceutical services in Lower Ashtead difficult for them and for all those without transport.
  4. The “Pharmacy Needs Assessment” for Ashtead was originally written with 3 pharmacies in mind. (There are currently now only 2, both in Lower Ashtead). Since then Ashtead’s population has increased eg the new Parson’s Mead Housing development.
  5. This would not be a new pharmacy but a replacement.

The closing date for correspondence is
February 24th 2013

Please Write ASAP