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|Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment - CBC Consultations|
|Dear Chairman or Clerk of the Council,
We are writing to let you know that the public consultation for the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is now open.
A PNA looks at what pharmaceutical services are currently in an area, whether this meets local needs and if there are any gaps. So, residents are being asked to give feedback on the services offered by local pharmacies, which could include offering health advice and information such as stop-smoking services, sexual health and drug support services as well as providing over-the-counter medicines, and whether this meets local needs.
All local authorities are required to keep an updated PNA document, so feedback is also sought on each of the documents to help identify any issues that affect the commissioning of pharmaceutical services and the ability to meet local health needs and priorities. People can take part in one or both sections of the consultation. All feedback will be considered by the health and well-being boards from the three local authorities and help them to identify any current and future services that may need to be commissioned. The consultation runs until Friday, 15 December and we would be grateful for your support in helping to promote it to your residents. The easiest way for residents to have their say is online at
www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/consultations, while paper copies will also be available from libraries.
Kind regards Communications Chief Executive's Team Central Bedfordshire Council Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/council/consultations/pharmaceutical-needs/overview.aspx|
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