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May/June 2022 – Final pharmacy Bank Holiday opening hours:

Please view the final report detailing the Pharmacy Bank Holiday opening hours for May & June 2022 via the link below:

Please note NHS England have not received any changes to hours from the draft report circulated on 4th April 2022.

May-June 2022 BH Rota Report – Final Version

Platinum Jubilee – Final pharmacy Bank Holiday opening hours:

Please view the final report detailing the Pharmacy Bank Holiday opening hours for the June 2022 Jubilee via the link below:

NY&H Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Direction Rota – FINAL Version


Further instructions:

  • Please update your DoS & NHS UK Profiles accordingly (Please note: if you do not add hours for a bank holiday it will default to your normal opening hours)
  • Ensure staff on duty have access to all IT systems and NHS shared mailboxes necessary
  • If closed – use the template on the link below to notify patients of the nearest open pharmacy.
  • If directed to open – remember to claim the directed 1 or 2 hours via the PharmOutcomes platform (see directions on links above). Please note: if you have to remain open for longer than the designated 1 or 2 hours allocated to complete a pharmaceutical service to patients, please add this to the notes section on PharmOutcomes and keep evidence so NHS England can access if an additional payment is necessary or directed rota need to be extended.

Pharmacy Opening Notification Template

NHS Profile Manager:

Please Note: The NHS Profile Manager is to replace the DoS Updater and NHS website editor in early March 2022. To get ready for this change, pharmacy contractors or team members should register for the new NHS Profile Manager with their personal NHSmail address, if they have not already done so. Click here to visit PSNC find out more about the change.


NHS England Directions to Open 2020-2023

For those pharmacies who have been directed to open, please use the claim form on PharmOutcomes.

Paper claims will no longer be accepted – If you don’t claim via PO you wont get paid                                 

Directions 2020-2023:

Intention to direct letter May 2020 – April 2023

ERY Bank Holiday Directions Dec 2021-Apr 2023

Hull Bank Holiday Directions Dec 2021-Apr 2023

NEL Bank Holiday Directions Dec 2021-Apr 2023

NL Bank Holiday Directions Dec 2021-Apr 2023