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Share your experiences of community pharmacies

30/06/2021

Residents in the area are being asked to share their experiences of local community pharmacy services.

North East Lincolnshire Council is asking residents to tell them about pharmacy services in their area as part of a pharmaceutical needs assessment used by the NHS.

The assessment aims to understand what pharmacy services are available in our area, what services

local people need, and how things might change in the future.

NHS England use the assessment information to make decisions on where pharmacy services are needed most and can help identify where improvements are needed.

Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Pharmacies are so important for our communities. Local residents across our area rely on their local pharmacies for regular and ad hoc medicines. They’re also great places to go for advice if you have minor ailments.

“This survey is very useful in helping us to understand how local people use pharmacy services, the extent to which pharmacy services meet the needs of local people, and to identify what may be needed in the future.

“The thoughts and experiences of residents can really help to shape the draft needs assessment which will go out to public consultation in the coming months.”

The consultation is looking at places, often known as pharmacies or chemists, that you would use to get a prescription or buy medicines.  This does not include the pharmacy at the hospital or the part of the pharmacy where you buy general or beauty products.

To have your say visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/have-your-say.

To complete this over the phone please contact Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire on 01472 361459.

The survey closes to the public on 31 August 2021.

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