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

Health chiefs in Wolverhampton are 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.

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

Councillor Paul Sweet, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, 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.

"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 forth, as well as what more they could offer.

"This survey will help assess if the current provision of local pharmacy services meets the needs of our population, and help us shape these services for the future.

"We'd really appreciate it if customers could take a few moments to complete a short questionnaire about what services they receive and would like to see from their local pharmacy."

The brief survey is available at Type=links;Linkid=8524;Title=Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment;Target=_blank;, and the consultation closes on Monday 3 July, 2017.

  • released: Monday 12 June, 2017