People are being asked to share their thoughts about the services available through their local pharmacy by completing a short survey.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Public Health team is in the process of updating the city’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, which maps the current pharmacy offer in Wolverhampton, including where there may be any gaps or needs. 

It wants to hear from customers about the services they already use and value, as well as the sort of services they might like to receive from their local pharmacy if possible, in order to shape provision in the future.

John Denley, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Director of Public Health, said: "Local pharmacies offer a range of services to improve people’s health beyond the safe dispensing of medicines, and are a key contributor to meeting the health needs of our local population. 

"Pharmacies have also played a significant role in the city's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“We want to understand how people are using them, in terms of what they use them for, what time of day they use them, whether they are accessible and so on – as well as what more they could offer. 

“We'd really appreciate it if customers could take a few moments to complete a short survey which will help us to assess if the current provision meets the needs of our population, and help us shape these services for the future."

The survey is available at Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment - Public Survey 2022. The deadline for responses is Sunday 10 April, 2022.