Help shape pharmacy services

Published Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

HARTLEPOOL residents shouldn’t miss the chance to get involved in the next phase of an important consultation process of the town’s pharmacy services.

Informed by a recent survey, a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) has been produced by the Health and Wellbeing Board, setting out local pharmacy service priorities that could be delivered within the community.

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The sixty-day consultation period will run until Sunday 13 January, and local residents are being encouraged to read the draft document and complete a short survey to share their views.

Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board and Leader of the Council, Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher said: “This draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment reflects the needs and demands of Hartlepool residents.

“We now need as many individuals as possible to read the document and ensure the opinions and suggestions gathered through our recent PNA survey are sufficiently represented.

“This assessment may help other local commissioners and health teams decide what local pharmaceutical services are beneficial to local communities.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say and ensure necessary improvements are made to these vital services.”

To share your views, please visit to download the draft assessment and complete the survey before the deadline of Sunday 13 January.

For further information or to request a paper copy, please contact Joan Stevens, Statutory Scrutiny Officer, on (01429) 284142 or email