published on 24 August 2017
There are a number of community pharmacies (sometimes called chemists) in your council area and they may all be very different. Pharmacies can be found in shopping centres, local high streets, inside supermarkets or based within local health centres, but they are all NHS pharmacies.
The local Health and Wellbeing Board in Hartlepool is preparing a new report on pharmacy services called a 'Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment'. This looks at what local people might need from these services, what is already available and suggests improvements that might be made now or in the near future.
It is very important for us to understand patient experience and public views of pharmacy services. Completing this survey will help us to do that. Later in the year there will be a full consultation on the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment when patients and the public will be able to contribute again.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey - it will help us to understand where pharmacy services are good and if there are any areas that could be improved.