A COUNCIL is asking residents to rate their local high street chemist so it can plan health needs for the borough.

Southend Council wants people to take part in the quiz so it can look at what it might need to ask health providers to commission in future.

Leader Nigel Holdcroft said: “We are asking local people to tell us how they currently use pharmacies and what their experiences are.

“Local people’s views are very valuable to us and we would urge people to take the time to complete the survey.”

Patient information will be treated confidentially.

To take part in the survey visit: www.southend.gov.uk/PharmacyConsultation or call 01702 215000 for more information.