Lloyds Pharmacy sites in several north London Sainsbury’s supermarkets are facing closure.

The pharmacy group said it would close 237 branches across the UK in the course of the year in response to the “changing market conditions”.

This includes branches in Hendon, New Barnet, Kenton, Stanmore and Winchmore Hill.

Kevin Birch, chief executive officer of Lloyds Pharmacy, 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.

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

A Sainsbury’s spokeswoman said: “Lloyds Pharmacy 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.”

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