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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Hull 2018-2021

A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is an assessment of the pharmaceutical need of a defined geographical area. It is a separate, statutory document from the JSNA (although both documents need to make reference to each other). It should be seen as part of the overall planning for health and social care in the local area.

From 1 April 2013, Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) assumed responsibility for the PNA, which were previously published by Primary Care Trusts, in line with the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013.

NHS England will use the PNA to decide whether to allow applications for new pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractor premises to go ahead. Local Authority Public Health teams and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) may also use the PNA to inform their commissioning decisions.

Having been ratified by the Hull Health and Wellbeing Board on 20th March 2018, the 2018-2021 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Hull is available here.

The Department of Health have produced a useful guide on PNAs for Health and Wellbeing Boards. This can be found here.

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