PEOPLE across the Bradford district are being asked to take part in a survey which will help assess if there are the right number of local pharmacies in the right places within their communities.

Bradford District's Health & Wellbeing Board is undertaking a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, to assess the current and future needs of local and will be used to inform commissioning decisions by local authorities, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The short questionnaire is anonymous and confidential and anyone who uses local pharmaceutical services is invited to comment.

The survey is on the council’s website on its consultation page.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive member for health people and healthy places, said: “Pharmacies are an important part of local communities and it is important that people respond to this consultation.

“We need to understand where pharmacies are already performing well and areas that need improvement so the Council, NHS partners and other health services can ensure everyone gets access to the best services possible.”

The deadline for completion is Friday, February 11. The feedback from the public survey will help develop a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment which will then be available for public consultation at a later date.