Residents in Wishaw are being invited to give their views on whether they feel they have adequate access to pharmacy services in their area.
The exercise is part of a joint consultation between NHS Lanarkshire and Mint Healthcare Ltd. Mint Healthcare Ltd would like to apply to NHS Lanarkshire to open a new pharmacy offering the full range of NHS pharmaceutical services at 159a Netherton Road, Netherton, Wishaw, during the hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Before an application can be made, regulations require that NHS Lanarkshire and Mint Healthcare Ltd carry out a joint consultation to seek the views of local people on whether they feel they already have adequate access to pharmacy services in the area and gauge the level of support for the proposal.
NHS Lanarkshire primary care services administration manager Gillian Forsyth, said: “This is only a proposal, however, we want to gauge how people feel about it and the survey will help us capture this.
“For example, people will be able to record whether they feel they already have adequate access to pharmacy services in the area or whether they feel there are gaps or deficiencies in services to the neighbourhood.”
All views submitted to the survey will be incorporated into a Consultation Analysis Report which will be taken into account by NHS Lanarkshire’s Pharmacy Practices Committee (PPC) which decides the outcome of such applications.
To take part in the consultation, visit the NHS Lanarkshire website at: http://www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk/Involved/consultation/pharmacy-consultation/Pages/netherton.aspx
You can also go directly to the online questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Pharmacy_Application_Netherton
A map of the area affected is also available as part of the questionnaire at: http://www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk/Involved/consultation/pharmacy-consultation/Documents/159NethertonRd.pdf
The joint consultation will run from 27 October 2016, to 7 March 2017. Comments received after 7 March 2017 cannot be accepted.