Join our feedback panels

We’re always looking for more people to contribute to our work and help us achieve our vision for safe and effective pharmacy care at the heart of healthier communities.

Members of the public, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students and trainees can all get involved in shaping our work.

We need everyone’s help to drive forward improvements in pharmacy care and make sure our standards are being met.

If you’re interested in getting involved there are a number of ways you can help.

What to find out more?

Sign up to get more information about how you can get involved and to receive updates from us by completing this short survey.

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Public Panel

Panel members take part in different online activities like completing a survey or reading a short document and answering some questions. And they are occasionally invited to take part in other activities like phone interviews or attending an online or in-person focus group. 

For each activity panel members receive online Love2Shop voucher codes as a thank you for taking part. The amount depends on the type of activity and how long it takes.

Activities are offered on an ad-hoc basis. Sometimes the whole panel will be asked to participate, and sometimes a random sample or a targeted group, for example people in a particular age group.

Anyone can join the panel, as long as they are not registered pharmacy technicians or pharmacists.

How to join 

To join the panel, complete this survey. We are offering everyone who signs up £5 of vouchers, which you will receive once you complete your first activity.

The survey asks you to provide your contact details, some demographic questions, such as your age, and some special category questions, such as whether you are a parent or carer. We are asking these questions to make sure we have a wide range of people represented on the panel, and also so that we can target some activities at specific groups of people. The survey results will always be anonymous, and we will not share your personal data with any other organisations. You can withdraw from the panel at any time, and your data will be deleted. 

If you have any questions about joining the online panel, please email us. 

Feedback Forums

Our feedback forums help us to listen to the experiences, needs and views of our stakeholders. We currently have forums for patients and the public, for pharmacy students and trainee pharmacists and for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians. 

Forum members share their experiences and suggest topics for discussion. We use what we hear through the forums to inform our planning and to check that the work we are doing takes into consideration the issues being raised by forum members. Our forums are made up of 20 people who meet virtually four times a year.

If you would like to find out about applying to join a feedback forum in the future, or are interested in other ways you can get involved complete this short survey