Residents are being asked for their views on pharmacy services in Warrington.

The public survey is open until Friday 31 December and responses will inform the local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). This is a mandatory requirement of local Health and Wellbeing Boards.

The public’s contribution to this assessment will help in understanding whether pharmacy provision in the borough meets local need, both now and in the coming years.

Cllr Maureen McLaughlin, cabinet member for housing, public health and wellbeing, said: “Your local pharmacy is a good first point of contact for dealing with the vast majority of health concerns. It’s the first place people should turn to when they have a concern about their health or that of their family.

“Pharmacists can give you expert advice to help with minor health conditions such as a cough, cold, or a sore throat, they can help you to manage a long-term health condition, and provide vaccinations such as the annual flu jab.

“This is why it is important we look into the needs of our population and how pharmacies can continue to meet these needs. I want to ask everyone to get involved and take a few minutes to respond to this survey, which will help us to shape the future of services in Warrington.”

The survey is anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete.

How to get involved

To give us your views on pharmacy services in Warrington, complete the survey online via our website

If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact the council’s public health team at PublicHealthBusinessUnit@warrington.gov.uk or call 01925 442487 or 01925 443067.

If you would like help to complete the survey, please contact Healthwatch Warrington at Contact@healthwatchwarrington.co.uk or call 01925 246893.

The survey will close on Friday 31 December.