Early end to pharmacy in Carstairs service row

Carstairs Surgery Staff'Carstairs Village'13/2/12
Carstairs Surgery Staff'Carstairs Village'13/2/12

DIRE predictions over the fate of a village’s medical service have come true – sooner than expected.

Barely six months after NHS Lanarkshire controversially gave the go-ahead for a private pharmacy to open in Carstairs, the GP-run dispensary which served the needs of villagers for decades is to close down.

RxPharmacy shop staff'Carstairs Village'13/2/12

RxPharmacy shop staff'Carstairs Village'13/2/12

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