GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council is reviewing the services provided by its local pharmacies and is asking people to get in touch with their views.

The consultation forms part of a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) being carried out in the county which will aim to ensure pharmacies are meeting the needs of local people.

It considers the demographic of Gloucestershire’s population and local health priorities as well as how community pharmacies can contribute to improving healthcare for people across the county.

Although Gloucestershire County Council is not responsible for pharmacies in the county, it has a duty to develop the PNA as part of its public health remit and the completed assessment will be used by NHS England to support commissioning of pharmacy services.

Councillor Dorcas Binns, cabinet member for public health, said: “We are asking local people to tell us how they currently use pharmacies and what their experiences are.

“We want it to be as easy as possible for people to access help and advice about their health. It’s important everyone gets the support they need to make small changes to improve their lives for the long term and that the right resources are available in the right places.

“These views are extremely valuable and we would urge people to take the time to complete the survey.”

For details or to take part in the survey, visit . The consultation is open until Monday, September 29.