What is a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)?
Brent Health and Wellbeing Board is hosted by Brent Council. The government requires all Health and Wellbeing Boards to produce an assessment of pharmaceutical service in its area every three years, under the NHS. The next assessment is due by the end of the September 2022.This document is called the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).
The PNA is a report of the present needs for pharmaceutical services. It is used to identify any gaps in current services or improvements that could be made in future pharmaceutical service provision.
What are Pharmaceutical Services?
Pharmaceutical services are one of the many services currently provided under the NHS by community pharmacies and include:
- dispensing of medicines and appliances on prescription
- sale of medicines to the public
- providing advice to the public on medicines, coping with ill health or general health and well being
- receiving waste medicines for safe destruction
Who will use the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?
The PNA will be used by NHS England, Brent Council, and the Clinical Commissioning Group in the Council to make decisions when applications for new pharmacies are received, and for the commissioning of other services that could be delivered by community pharmacies and other providers.
Who are we consulting and why?
We are required to consult with any patient, consumer or community group in the borough who has an interest in the provision of pharmaceutical services.
It is assumed that everyone living in Brent may require services provided by community pharmacies and appliance contractors. We are therefore consulting with the entire resident population of Brent and welcome the views from anyone living in Brent or anyone providing pharmaceutical services in Brent. Your comments will inform the final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment which will be produced by 1 October 2022.
When will the consultation take place?
The consultation will take place from 13 July until 11 Sept 2022.
Have your say
Please read the Draft Brent PNA and Executive Summary before completing the survey. While we have made every effort to make the Draft Brent PNA document accessible, if you encounter any accessibility issues please contact us.