Views Sought on Borough Pharmacies

Dudley residents are being invited to have their say on local pharmacy services in a newly launched public consultation. 

The Dudley Health & Wellbeing Board are currently developing a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) – a document that aims to identify gaps in local provision – before they make recommendations on how services could be improved.

To help them complete the PNA, the board are seeking the views of local people on the pharmacy services on offer in the borough. Services include local, supermarket, and online pharmacies, chemist shops, and GP practices that dispense medicines.

Cllr Peter Miller, chair of Dudley Health & Wellbeing Board, said: “We want to make sure that [people]  can access [pharmacy] services easily and that they are happy with the service they receive.

“Views and opinions are vital in helping to ensure that good quality, cost-effective pharmacy services are delivered to residents.”

Anyone who uses local pharmacy services is being invited to comment on the draft PNA and complete the online survey at www.dudley.gov.uk/community/initiatives/health-wellbeing/pharmaceutical-needs-assessment.

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