Support Your Local Pharmacy
Many households in the area will have received promotional letters from organisations such as Pharmacy2U who offer to handle repeat prescriptions and deliver them to your door, free of charge. While this may be a service which fits in with some peoples’ circumstances, it is also worth remembering that the local chemist is as much as part of our local economy as the bakers and newsagents. Our pharmacists rely heavily on repeat prescriptions to remain economically viable. Indeed, their role is much more than dispensing medicines, it is also about offering advice, providing emergency prescriptions and supplying the general items found in chemists. Let’s support our local pharmacies.
On a related point, the Havering Health and Wellbeing Board have launched a 60-day consultation on their draft pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA) for the borough. The draft PNA document can be viewed HERE and a form for your comments to the consultation HERE.
The assessment provides information on what services are currently provided in the borough, what changes may occur in the future and if there are any gaps in coverage (see item above).
Your views will help inform pharmacy commissioning in Havering between 2018 – 2021.