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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Consultation


Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Is Out For Consultation

Monday 2 October 2017 – Friday 1 December 2017

You are invited to give your feedback via our internet survey page which can be found along with the draft East Riding PNA Consultation documents at: http://dataobs.eastriding.gov.uk/pna

Hard copies of the PNA consultation documents and/or the Survey questions may be requested via Nicola.Bush@eastriding.gov.uk cc Owen.Morgan@eastriding.gov.uk

From Wednesday 1 April 2013, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 established the Health and Wellbeing Boards and transferred responsibility to develop and update Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments from the Primary Care Trusts to the Local Authority Health and Wellbeing Boards. The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment is the statutory responsibility of the East Riding Health and Wellbeing Board.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statement of the need for pharmaceutical services at local level. The PNA includes the number of people in East Riding by Electoral Ward who require pharmaceutical services, the demography of its area and the risks to health and wellbeing of people in its area. The PNA will primarily be used by NHS England as a basis to make decisions on market entry and exit of pharmacy and dispensing appliance contractor contracts.

The Assessment may also be used to aid planning of pharmacy services by identifying where and what services may be commissioned to improve the health of the East Riding population within available resources.

Consultation responses will be reviewed and considered at the end of the consultation period. The PNA document will be finalised, approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board in March 2018 and published on Monday 2 April 2018.


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