Have your say on Southwark Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (2022-2025)

Closes 9 Aug 2022

Opened 10 Jun 2022

Overview

People in Southwark use local pharmacies for different things, for example getting prescriptions filled, buying over-the-counter medicines, and getting advice.

Southwark Council is legally required to assess how local people use community pharmacies, and to publish this assessment. This must be done every three to four years, and must contain specific information.

This assessment of local community pharmacies is called the ‘Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment' (PNA).

The PNA is used by the NHS and other Southwark public sector organisations to decide whether pharmacy services are adequate for the local community. If they’re not, action can be taken to improve services (e.g. by commissioning extra local pharmacies.)

So far, we have asked local people about their use of Southwark community pharmacies, and reported their feedback in the PNA.

Now, we want to check that what we have written in the PNA is accurate and truly reflects the pharmacy services needed in Southwark. (Southwark Council is legally required to do this second checking stage, before the final report is published.)

If you live or work in Southwark and use local pharmacies, we would greatly value your feedback on the PNA first draft. Your responses will be fed into the final version, and will help ensure that Southwark gets the pharmacy services it needs.

Also, if you’d like to enter a prize draw for a £50 local restaurant voucher, leave your email address at the end of the questionnaire. (Email information will be deleted after the winner has been contacted.)

Thank you for your help with the 2022 Southwark PNA. Please click on the link below to get the PNA first draft report and to answer the consultation questions.

This consultation closes 9 August 2022.

Kind regards,

The Public Health Team,

Southwark Council

Why your views matter

The  ‘Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment’ (PNA) is used by the NHS and other Southwark public sector organisations to decide whether pharmacy services are adequate for the local community. If they’re not, action can be taken to improve services (e.g. by commissioning extra local pharmacies.)

So far, we have asked local people about their use of Southwark community pharmacies, and reported their feedback in the PNA. Now, we want to check that what we have written in the PNA is accurate and truly reflects the pharmacy services needed in Southwark.

If you live or work in Southwark and use local pharmacies, we would greatly value your feedback on the PNA first draft. Your responses will be fed into the final version, and will help ensure that Southwark gets the pharmacy services it needs.

If you require assistance in responding to the questionnaire, or require a copy of the PNA or questionnaire in an alternative format, please contact us at publichealth@southwark.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you.

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