What do you think about local pharmacies and dispensaries in Cambridgeshire?
About this consultation
We, the Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB), are looking at whether we have enough providers of pharmaceutical services for the population of Cambridgeshire. 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 spoken to GPs, community pharmacies and patients about what local people need now from pharmaceutical services. We also asked what people might need in the future. We have written a report based on what we have learned so far, called a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment or PNA for short. This report will be used by NHS England when making decisions on applications to open new pharmacies. We would like to know what you think about the draft PNA.
What is the purpose of the consultation?
We want to know your thoughts about what we have written about pharmaceutical services in Cambridgeshire, 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 using the questionnaire below. A summary below describes the key findings in our draft report. More detail is also available in the 6 page summary or the full draft PNA document which is available online at www.cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/jsna/pna
Timeline for the consultation
This consultation will run from 30 January to 30 April 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 Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board. We plan to publish the final PNA by July 2017.
Please complete the following survey to let us know your views by 30 April 2017
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