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Have your say on North Yorkshire pharmacy provision

People across North Yorkshire are being asked for their opinions on the provision of pharmaceutical services in the county.

North Yorkshire County Council and its partner organisations concerned with health and wellbeing are preparing an assessment of current services and future provision. Members of the public, along with health and social care professionals, are being asked to give their views on the availability, suitability and quality of pharmaceutical services.

Councillor Clare Wood, Chairman of the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board said: In North Yorkshire and York we are fortunate to have a network of community pharmacies offering a range of clinical services to give local people the means of achieving the best possible health care outcomes.

Safe and effective use of medicines in the most common healthcare intervention. Some 78% of adults visit a pharmacy for a health-related purpose at least once a year. This highlights the value patients and members of the public place both on readily accessible pharmaceutical products, and on professional help and advice.

We want to ensure that a first class service remains across our county, and this consultation, ahead of our new assessment, will help us to achieve that.

Questionnaires giving the public and professionals the chance to comment on pharmaceutical services can be found online at

People have until 18 July 2014 to submit completed questionnaires.

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