What do you think about local pharmacies and GP dispensaries in Peterborough?
About this consultation
We, the Peterborough Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB), are looking at whether we have enough providers of pharmaceutical services for the population of Peterborough. Pharmaceutical services include filling prescriptions, selling medicines that don’t need to be prescribed by a doctor, giving advice about medicines, supporting people to quit smoking, and other services. These services can also supply appliances.
We have written a report called a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) based on information about local health needs and existing services and results of a survey with local pharmacies and GP dispensaries. This report will be used by NHS England when making decisions on applications to open new pharmacies.
What is the purpose of the consultation?
We want to know your thoughts about what we have written about pharmaceutical services in Peterborough, and if the PNA covers what is important to you regarding the pharmaceutical services you need. We want to know how easy it is for you to get and use medicines or medical equipment safely and access the services you need or want from pharmacies. Your views will be summarised and included in the final report.
Please give us your feedback. A summary below describes the key findings in our draft report. More detail is also available in the executive summary or the full draft PNA document which is available online at www.peterborough.gov.uk/healthcare/pna
Timeline for the consultation
This consultation will run from 23 October 2017 to 23 December 2017. This is the time you have to comment on the draft of the PNA.
We will revise the draft based on the feedback we get, and present a report to the Peterborough Health and Wellbeing Board. We plan to publish the final PNA by the end of March 2018.
Please complete the following survey to let us know your views by 23 December 2017
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