Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) survey
Every Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory responsibility to update their Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) every three years (NHS, Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services, Regulations 2013). The PNA is used to help the NHS and local authority decide on applications for new pharmacies, and applications for changes at existing pharmacies. Slough council has assessed the needs of pharmaceutical services for the local population in 2022 and in the next three years.
The regulations require the Health and Wellbeing Board to share their draft PNA for consultation for a minimum 60-day period. This consultation, which includes feedback from residents, aims to review the findings of the draft PNA on the current services and identify any gaps or improvements that need to be made to the final PNA.
The draft report has been produced by looking at the health needs of the population, the current pharmacy network and its services, and a survey of public views on current services. It has drawn on research material and has been advised by a stakeholder group that looked at different aspects of pharmacy services.
We invite you to take this opportunity to review the PNA document and give us your views on its research and the conclusions and recommendations drawn from it.
All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and will not be used to identify you personally. The information you give us will only be used for the purpose of this consultation and will not be passed to anyone else.
Please give us your views by filling in our survey by 29 June 2022.