They are continuing to raise this with policy-makers, making clear the consequences that their decisions are having. To further support those discussions, they have launched two surveys to gather more data on the pressures that everyone working in community pharmacy is under and the impact that this is having.
The surveys will give PSNC a snapshot of the scale of the problems and the results will be used in our ongoing discussions with NHS England & NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care. They will also help us to continue to make pharmacy’s case in our conversations with MPs, Ministers and through the national media.
The surveys are both as short as possible and should take around 15 minutes to complete.
There are two separate surveys for:
- Pharmacy business owners/head office representatives
This survey covers the pressures being experienced by businesses, looking at the overall running of the pharmacy business including financial and staffing pressures. Please note that only one representative from each pharmacy business should complete this survey – please check this is the case before doing so.
- Pharmacy teams
This survey covers the day-to-day pressures experienced by pharmacy teams including supply chain issues, patient interactions/experience and staff morale.