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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

 

Purpose of Pharmacuetical Needs Assessments (PNA)

PNAs are  key documents for the NHS England as they  inform its decisions on applications to open new pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractor premises.  PNAs will also inform commissioning of enhanced services from pharmacies by NHS England.  Enhanced services are services such as anti-coagulation monitoring, the provision of advice and support to residents and staff in care homes in connection with drugs and appliances, on demand availability of specialist drugs, and out of hours services.

 

Where it is deemed that producing a new PNA would be a disproportionate response, supplementary statements to the PNA will be produced, which will identify the nature of the changes to services.

 

From 1 April 2013 the Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) became responsible for the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA), which had previously been published by NHS Bedfordshire.

 

The NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 require the HWB to:

 

  • Make a revised assessment as soon as is reasonably practicable after identifying changes to the need for pharmaceutical services which are of a significant extent; and
  • Publish its first PNA by 1 April 2015

 

At the meeting of the Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Board on 17 March, first Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Bedford Borough was formally approved, and is now published here.

 

 

 

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