Have your say on Pharmacies in the city

Have your say about local pharmacies by completing the Community Survey for the Brighton & Hove Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

Brighton & Hove City Council wants to find out what you think about local pharmacies (also known as chemists) in the city, so that it can identify any gaps or unmet health and wellbeing needs. To do this a number of surveys with pharmacists, GPs, and the public are being conducted.

The Community Survey asks about services such as: getting medicines or appliances prescribed by your doctor; getting advice about medicines; the support pharmacies offer to help people to lead healthier lifestyles, and the advice pharmacies give about other services.

The information collected will be used to inform the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). This is a report published by the Health & Wellbeing Board every three years to see if there are any gaps in pharmacy services, or other unmet needs identified by the public and health professionals. It is used by NHS England to inform decisions on applications to open new pharmacies, dispensaries or appliance contractors or relocation of premises. It is also used to make decisions about new services to be provided by community pharmacies.

Community Survey

Closing date for the survey is July 7th 2017.

For more information or a paper copy of this survey please contact Barbara Hardcastle on [email protected] or 01273 296579

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