Consultation on local pharmacy services

September 29 2017

Residents across Bishopston, Cotham and Redland are being invited to have their say on pharmacy services in the region.

Residents across Bishopston, Cotham and Redland are being invited to have their say on pharmacy services in the region.

Bristol City Council is consulting to ensure services are meeting the needs of local people and identify any gaps. Anyone who uses pharmacy services in the area is encouraged to comment by completing an online survey. 

Councillor Asher Craig, Cabinet Member for Communities, including public health, said: “We’re really keen to hear from local people about their thoughts on the pharmacy services available in their areas. We want to know what’s working well and if there are any gaps.”

Becky Pollard, director of public health at Bristol City Council, said: “Pharmacies have a key role to play in keeping communities healthy and are an excellent source of professional advice. The pharmacist is often the first point of contact for people concerned about their health, so it’s important that this advice is easily accessible.”

People’s views and opinions are vital in helping to ensure that good quality, cost-effective pharmacy services are delivered to residents. 

Jess Williams, from Kellaway Pharmacy said: “As your local pharmacy, we offer services to help patients manage and get the most from their medicines. 

“Do continue to use your local pharmacy. We are the easiest accessible health professionals in our communities. Please complete the survey.”

The consultation is open from 4 September to 27 November. The survey takes around five minutes to complete and is available at www.bristol.gov.uk/pna