HAVE YOUR SAY ON LOCAL PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICE
The draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2015 went
out for public consultation on 15th October.
Bedford Borough Council is consulting on
pharmaceutical service needs in the area and residents are invited
to have their say.
PNAs are used by the NHS to decide whether to
approve applications for new pharmacies and it is used by
commissioners to identify local health needs that could be
addressed by pharmacy services.
Anyone who uses local pharmaceutical services,
e.g chemists, is encouraged to comment on a draft PNA by completing
an online survey.
Cllr Colleen Atkins, Executive Member for
Adults’ Services at Bedford Borough Council, said: “We want
residents to have their say. Users’ views and opinions are vital in
helping to form the recommendations and ensure that good quality,
cost-effective pharmacy services are delivered to residents.”
The consultation is open from 15th
October - 15th December 2014 and can be found online at
. Alternatively, residents can call in at their local pharmacy, GP
surgery, Library or Council Office to view the Executive Summary
and collect a survey.
Full printed copies of the draft PNA, and
versions in another format or language are available. Please
contact 01234 276874 to receive one.