Independent survey set up to gather contractorsâ€™ views
The views of pharmacy contractors on proposed pharmacy cuts, and the impact these might have on pharmacy services, are being sought in a survey, to help understand what contractors are â€œthinking and feelingâ€.
Altaf Vaiya, pharmacist and pharmacy owner of Alpharm Pharmacy, Leicester, and Leicestershire & Rutland LPC committee member, who set up the survey, says that over 230 contractors have already completed the â€˜Think pharmacy!â€™ questions, and that around 500 responses are hoped for.
â€œContractors do have a voice,â€ he said. Questions in the survey include, â€œHow will the proposed funding cuts and pharmacy closures impact patient care and services provided?â€ and â€œWhere do you think the money needed for the 6 per cent cutbacks will come from?â€
The findings will be shared with the pharmacy bodies. Pharmacy contractors can view and complete the survey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/39P3NKF
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