GOVERNMENT plans to cut funding for pharmacies will destroy the work that many are doing in the local community, according to a Shafton pharmacist.

Community pharmacies are under threat as a result of plans to slash £170m in funding and it is estimated 3,000 pharmacies across the country may close as a result.

But even those pharmacies which do survive the funding cut will be forced to seriously curtail the community work being done by many, according to Shafton Pharmacy Wise manager Sheryl Hyman.

Read more in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle