Sainsbury's Pharmacy

Sainsbury’s is to open four hospital outpatient pharmacies a year under its expansion plans

Sainsbury’s is to expand its network of pharmacies by opening four new outpatient hospital pharmacies a year.

Sainsbury’s, which opened its first hospital pharmacy at James Cook university hospital in Middlesbrough last year, plans to double its pharmacy revenues over the next three years.

“As we grow our network of outpatient pharmacies the feedback we receive from patients and the NHS trusts we work with has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sainsbury’s commercial director Mike Coupe.

“The experience we have gained from these, combined with that of running over 270 in-store pharmacies, gives us confidence that by expanding our network of outpatient pharmacies we will be able to offer a greater level of service to the NHS and wider community.”

Sainsbury’s opened its first hospital pharmacy in February 2012, before opening pharmacies in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in December 2012 and King’s College Hospital last month.