We are inviting you to tell us about pharmacy services in your area. To do a good job, we need to regularly review what services we have, what our local people need, and how things might change in the future. This process is called a ‘pharmaceutical needs assessment’ and we are preparing one at the moment for North Lincolnshire Council with the help of a company called Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company.

Many people call them chemists but in this survey we use the word pharmacy. By a pharmacy, we mean a place you would use to get a prescription dispensed or buy medicines which you can only buy from a pharmacy. We don’t mean the pharmacy at a hospital or the part of a pharmacy where you buy beauty products. We also don’t mean other places such as convenience stores, garages and shops where you can buy medicines such as paracetamol.

Your views are important to us so please spare a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. There are 14  questions in total in relation to your experience of pharmacies, and also some questions about you. We anticipate that it will take you around five to ten minutes to complete, depending on how much additional information you would like to give us.

All data supplied by you as part of this questionnaire will be processed in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 and in supplying it you consent to Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company processing the data for the purpose for which it is supplied. All personal information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used by Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company or disclosed to others for a purpose permitted by law.

The results of this questionnaire will be published in the draft pharmaceutical need assessment for North Lincolnshire Council which the council will consult on in late spring/early summer 2022.

If you would like more information about the questionnaire or have questions on how to complete the questionnaire, please email PNAsurveys@pcc-cic.org.uk with a subject of “North Lincs pharmacy public questionnaire”.