Sandwell Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) October 2022
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment:
What is a PNA?
A local PNA is a comprehensive assessment of the current and future pharmaceutical needs of the local population for community pharmacy, dispensing appliance contractors and (where relevant) doctors’ services and it identifies any gaps in the current service provision. PNAs will be key documents for the NHS England in informing its decisions on applications to open new pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractor premises as well informing their commissioning of enhanced services from pharmacies. Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups will also make use of the PNA when commissioning their services.