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Have your say to boost City pharmacy services

City residents and workers are being asked to give their views on the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022 for the Square Mile.

Last December, the City of London Corporation surveyed residents asking for their opinions of Square Mile pharmacies and how we can help develop these services further.

The results of this survey found the current provision of services are well distributed and excellently serve the population of approximately 10,000 residents. Most pharmacies (93%) are open weekday evenings after 6pm, and 36% are open on Saturdays; a fifth (21%) are open on Sundays. 

The draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment concludes that there is an excellent range of pharmaceutical services and there are currently no gaps identified in their provision.

The City of London Corporation values residents’ and workers’ and wants to ensure local pharmacy services meet everybody’s needs. 

This latest survey, which can be found here, will help to evaluate residents’ and workers’ views of the findings in the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children's Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said:

“It is important our pharmacy services serve our residents and workers in the City well. In order to make sure this is the case, we need to understand what the people who live and work in the Square Mile think of the findings in this draft assessment. Please do take the time to fill in this survey so your voice is included in our future plans.”

Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Health and Wellbeing Board, Mary Durcan, said:

“We want to encourage all City residents and workers to have their say on the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment. Tell us your opinions by filling in the survey online or by picking up a paper copy from your GP, pharmacy, or library. This will help to improve service provision to residents and workers.”

Any information provided by the public will be confidential. Any questions can be emailed to public.health@hackney.gov.uk.

The deadline for completion is midnight on Friday 8 July 2022.

Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK –  www.cityoflondon.gov.uk