Phar­macy pro­posal

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

West­burn res­i­dents are be­ing asked if they would like a phar­macy to open in their com­mu­nity.

Yaseen Yousaf has ap­plied to NHS La­nark­shire to open a new phar­macy, of­fer­ing a full range of NHS phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal ser­vices, at 130 West­burn Road, Cam­bus­lang.

The pro­posed open­ing hours are 9am to 6pm Mon­day to Fri­day; 9am to 5pm on Satur­day and 10am till 2pm on Sun­days.

Be­fore a for­mal ap­pli­ca­tion can be made, reg­u­la­tions re­quire that NHS La­nark­shire and Mr Yousaf carry out a joint con­sul­ta­tion to seek the views of lo­cal peo­ple and gauge the level of sup­port for the pro­posal.

NHS La­nark­shire pri­mary care ser­vices ad­min­is­tra­tion man­ager, Gil­lian Forsyth, said: “This is only a pro­posal, how­ever, we want to gauge how peo­ple feel about it and the sur­vey will help us cap­ture this.

“For ex­am­ple, peo­ple will be able to record whether they feel they al­ready have ad­e­quate ac­cess to phar­macy ser­vices in the area or whether they feel there are gaps or de­fi­cien­cies in ser­vices to the neigh­bour­hood.”

All views sub­mit­ted to the sur­vey will be in­cluded in a re­port which will be taken into ac­count by NHS La­nark­shire’s phar­macy prac­tices com­mit­tee which will de­ter­mine Mr Yousaf’s ap­pli­ca­tion.

To take part in the on­line ques­tion­naire see www. sur­vey­mon­key. co. uk/ r/ Pro­posed_ Phar­mac y_ West­burn_ Cam­bus­lang be­fore the Au­gust 8 dead­line.

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