BERKSHIRE residents are being encouraged to provide feedback on pharmaceutical services in the county by completing the Berkshire Pharmacy Users Survey.
The local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2017 is being undertaken by Berkshire’s Public Health teams to ensure that local need is being met by pharmacies in the right locations.
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment is the statement of needs for pharmacy services within Berkshire. It states which services are provided, and when and where they are provided.
This anonymous survey will help local authorities in the future planning of services across Berkshire. The results of the consultation will be available on Reading Borough Council’s website in November.
Reading’s Lead Councillor for Health, Graeme Hoskin said:
“It’s vital that those who use pharmaceutical services in Reading and beyond ensure their voice is heard by taking part in this survey. It will help to shape future service provision, and help us to make improvements to services.
“I would encourage everybody to take part in the Berkshire Pharmacy User’s Survey.”
The consultation period runs until 15 September 2017, and is open to all in Berkshire. The survey can be accessed here: http://consult.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/public/public_health_berkshire/pna_2017