Plan for new pharmacy casts doubt over future of surgery

By Alistair Beaton, Press and Journal, Published: 30/06/2010

Loss of dispensing custom and income could limit services practice is able to offer

The future of an Aberdeenshire GP surgery and its dispensing service is in the balance after plans for a new pharmacy were backed.  Last year residents who use the Haddo Medical Practice at Tarves welcomed a health authority decision to reject proposals to convert a former butcher’s shop in the village into a chemist’s shop.

The NHS Grampian ruling was challenged by the TLC Pharmacy group, and yesterday it was confirmed the veto had been overturned following an appeal hearing.