A pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA) is a statement of the pharmaceutical needs of the population within the local area. The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 sets out the requirement for each Health and Wellbeing Board to publish a pharmaceutical needs assessment.
This PNA replaces the assessment undertaken by Hampshire County Council Public Health in 2014 and looks at the current provision of community pharmacy services across Hampshire and whether this meets the current and future needs of the population.
In the context of the PNA the definition of pharmaceutical services are those contained within the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (contract), which consists of three levels of services:
- Essential services
- Advanced services
- Enhanced and locally commissioned services
The PNA will be used to make decisions in the commissioning of NHS-funded Pharmaceutical Services.
Your views and comments are welcome. This consultation is aimed at professionals, organisations and agencies. Whilst not aimed specifically at the public your views are also welcome and will be taken into consideration if received.
More information can be found in the Hampshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2017
Complete the Hampshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2017 survey to feedback your views.
The consultation is open from 27 October 2017 and closes on 31 December 2017
Note that responses received after this time will not be included in the findings report.
The consultation is for a minimum period of 60 days.