Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment consultation
Published Monday, 12 February 2018
The London Borough of Bromley Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is developing a new Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).
A PNA is a document which records the assessment of the need for pharmaceutical services within a specific area. As such, it sets out a statement of the pharmaceutical services which are currently provided, together with when and where these are available to a given population.
NHS England are required to use the PNA to consider applications to open a new pharmacy, move an existing pharmacy or to commission additional services from pharmacy.
The HWB has established a PNA Steering Group to oversee the development of the new PNA. This group includes membership from partner organisations and the Local Pharmaceutical Committee. As part of the development process, the Regulations require that the HWB undertakes a formal consultation on a draft of its PNA.
You were invited to participate in this consultation, which ran from 18 October 2017 until midnight on 20 December 2017. All feedback received by midnight on the 20 December 2017 was collated and presented to the PNA Steering Group, for consideration on behalf of the HWB. Any consultation feedback received after this date was not be accepted.
The findings have been incorporated into the published PNA document.