We are inviting patients to tell us about pharmacy services in your area. This is to help us plan for services for our patients now and in the future to make sure they meet your needs, using a process called a ‘Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment’.
Your answers will help us identify if there are any service gaps, for example whether a pharmacy (also called a ‘chemist’) is needed in a particular area, or whether more pharmacies need to provide a particular service.
We will also look at the dispensing service that some GP practices provide in rural areas – this service allows GPs to provide the prescribed medicines to people instead of giving them a prescription to take to a pharmacy.
Looking to the future, we will look at what may change over the next five years and whether there will be enough pharmacies in the right places, providing the services that people need as, for example, more houses are built.
Your views are important to us so please spare a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. We estimate it will take you about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
The questionnaire is anonymous and any information you give will not be linked to you.
If you would like more information about the questionnaire or have questions on how to complete the questionnaire, please contact CTM.PNAqueries@wales.nhs.uk with “PNA questionnaire” in the subject header.
The questionnaire is available in both Welsh and English and can be accessed by clicking on the links below.