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High levels of confidence in Enfield pharmacists


05 Jan 2015

 

The overwhelming majority of people in the London borough of Enfield rated their pharmacy as “good” or “excellent”.

The survey, commissioned by Enfield council found 96% of residents had positive feedback about the service at their local pharmacy, with 95% saying their confidence in the pharmacist’s knowledge was “good” or “excellent”.

Almost three-quarters of respondents (71%) said it was important the pharmacy was near their home.

The information collected through the survey will be used by Enfield council’s health and wellbeing board for their pharmaceutical needs assessment.

The assessment, a legal obligation, will be used to help tailor pharmaceutical services to meet current and future health needs in the borough.

Cabinet member for public health, Councillor Rohini Simbodyal, said: “Our research shows pharmacies provide an excellent service which is highly valued by our residents.

“Pharmacies are incredibly important in our local community, they are a vital lifeline for elderly and vulnerable people.

“They are a vital part of our local community as our consultation show”.

The council must submit the assessment to the government by April 1 2015.

The deadline for residents, pharmacists, service and commissioners to comment on the proposed plans is January 31 2015.


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