A Pharmacy inside Sainsbury’s Supermarket in Winnersh will close its doors for good next week to the disappointment of local shoppers.

A photo shows the pharmacy, located in the Kings Street Sainsbury's, has been stripped of merchandise with only a few products left on its shelves as it prepares for closure.

Lloyd's Pharmacy will disappear from 237 Sainsbury stores across the UK over the course of 2023.

This decision was made by chief executive of Lloyds Pharmacy, Kevin Birch.

The healthcare provider has said that it is working with all colleagues potentially affected by the changes and has underlined its commitment to support them through the process.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Birch said: “This decision has not been an easy one and we understand that our patients and customers may have questions about how the change will affect them.

"We would like to thank them for their continued support and assure them that we are committed to providing a smooth transition over the coming months.”

He added: “I am very grateful to all our colleagues for their dedication to our patients, customers and communities.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said, “LloydsPharmacy is withdrawing pharmacy services from our stores over the coming months. We will work with them to ensure customers are clear on how they can access an alternative pharmacy provision to meet their needs.”