Residents and health professionals are being asked for their views on a new report about pharmacy services in Hackney and the City of London.
In September 2014, hundreds of people who live and work in Hackney and the City of London responded to a survey about the services provided by pharmacies and how easy they are to access. These responses have been compiled, together with information on local health needs and current services, to produce a report describing two Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNAs), one for the City of London and one for Hackney. The Health and Wellbeing Boards in the City of London and Hackney have a statutory obligation to publish their first PNAs by 1 April 2015. The PNAs will help commissioners make decisions about what pharmacy services are needed in each area.
The Public Health team for Hackney and the City of London is inviting responses to the two PNAs, on behalf of both Health and Wellbeing Boards. We would like to hear your views on the following three questions:
Is the information in the PNA report accurate?
Will the recommendations for pharmaceutical services made in the report meet current and future needs?
Is there anything relevant missing that should be taken into account in the assessment of need for pharmaceutical services.
If you would prefer, you can send your response by email to email@example.com or by post to: FAO Kerry Littleford, Public Health, Hackney Service Centre, 3rd Floor, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY. If you would like a hard copy of the report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for responses is Tuesday December 30th 2014 at 5pm.