Cromford chemist to close

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A Cromford chemist is to close down following a severe lack of funding from the NHS.

B Payne & Son Ltd told the Mercury this morning (Friday) that the chemist could not survive as a business without the Government funding.

Owner Nick Payne said: “It is true [the chemist is closing]. This follows a severe lack of funding to pharmacies from the NHS.”

Mr Payne did not say an exact date for the closure.

If you think this closure will affect you, be sure to email concerns to or call 07803 506069.