Southend Council wants views on high street chemists

Nigel Holdcroft

Nigel Holdcroft

First published in Local News by , Senior reporter

A COUNCIL is asking residents to rate their local high street chemist so it can plan health needs for the borough.

Southend Council wants people to take part in the quiz so it can look at what it might need to ask health providers to commission in future.

Leader Nigel Holdcroft said: “We are asking local people to tell us how they currently use pharmacies and what their experiences are.

“Local people’s views are very valuable to us and we would urge people to take the time to complete the survey.”

Patient information will be treated confidentially.

To take part in the survey visit: www.southend.gov.uk/PharmacyConsultation or call 01702 215000 for more information.

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8:20pm Mon 7 Apr 14

rhowes says...

Unless residents get a hard copy, only the people online will be able to take part! Many elderly do not use computers, and tend to be the majority in pharmacies. Pointless!!
Unless residents get a hard copy, only the people online will be able to take part! Many elderly do not use computers, and tend to be the majority in pharmacies. Pointless!! rhowes
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10:17pm Mon 7 Apr 14

runwellian says...

As we had one pharmacist prosecuted and removed from duty for being 'naughty', it is very hard to expect any patient to trust being alone with an individual in a private room and then be examined.

Patients need to have a very clear understanding of what pharmacists can / can't do, and know their rights re being examined with a lone individual.

GP's with criminal records, including sexual abuse, are allowed to continue working, so we all need to protect ourselves.

Pharmacists should give advice without physical contact with patients but personally I wouldn't trust them anyway! Some of the comments i have heard in a local pharmacy about patients make me cringe!
As we had one pharmacist prosecuted and removed from duty for being 'naughty', it is very hard to expect any patient to trust being alone with an individual in a private room and then be examined. Patients need to have a very clear understanding of what pharmacists can / can't do, and know their rights re being examined with a lone individual. GP's with criminal records, including sexual abuse, are allowed to continue working, so we all need to protect ourselves. Pharmacists should give advice without physical contact with patients but personally I wouldn't trust them anyway! Some of the comments i have heard in a local pharmacy about patients make me cringe! runwellian
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