Patient survey for the Northamptonshire pharmaceutical needs assessment

We are inviting you to tell us about pharmacy services in your area.

The services we are looking at include local services that you receive from pharmacies (or chemists). To do a good job, we need to regularly review what services we have, what our local people need, and how things might change in the future. This process is called a ‘pharmaceutical needs assessment’ and we are preparing one at the moment for Northamptonshire with the help of a company called Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) who specialise in this kind of work.

Many people call them chemists but in this survey we use the word pharmacy. By a pharmacy, we mean a place you would use to get a prescription or buy medicines which you can only buy from a pharmacy. We don’t mean the pharmacy at a hospital or the part of a pharmacy where you buy beauty products.

Your views are important to us so please spare a few minutes to complete this questionnaire.

We really want and value your input, but if you don’t want to take part, please just ignore this questionnaire; your decision will not affect the care you receive from the NHS or your pharmacy in any way.

The questionnaire is anonymous; you don’t have to give your name and address. Any information you do give will not be linked to you.

Your personal data are held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice.

The results of our questionnaire will be published in the draft pharmaceutical needs assessment for Northamptonshire which Northamptonshire County Council will consult on in December and January.

If you would like more information about the questionnaire or have questions on how to complete the questionnaire, please email charlotte.goodson@pcc.nhs.uk

 

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