Progress of our application

(Latest update: 8th September 2021) We are now awaiting the result of our appeal and expect to hear this in either late September or October 2021. The appeal hearing was held as planned on Tuesday 7th September 2021. If you are visiting this page for the first time then please find the background below.

On 17th February 2021 NHS England announced that while it was refusing the application for a pharmacy at Heyford Park it would allow an appeal if made within 30 days.

Minerva Clinical Services lodged its appeal within that timeframe and heard on 8th June 2021 that the NHS Committee considering the application was intending to make a site visit to Heyford Park in July 2021 and that the appeal would then be determined by an oral hearing to take place online in early September 2021.

We would like to thank everyone who has written in to express their formal support, this includes councillors, parish councils, other organisations and residents of Heyford Park and surrounding areas. Your letters were submitted to the NHS as part of the appeal process and we invited some of those who wrote in to appear and speak at the appeal hearing. We naturally hope that the appeal can be successful and that the pharmacy can still be approved to open at Heyford Park.

If you would like to read why the NHS Committee initially refused the application then please click here