The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statement of the need for pharmaceutical services.
Pharmaceutical Services are provided from Pharmacies, Dispensing Appliance Contractors, Dispensing Doctors and Local Pharmaceutical Services.
This Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is part of the overall planning for health and social care in the Health and Wellbeing Board area and is an assessment of the pharmaceutical need for the North Lincolnshire area. It is a statutory document which is the responsibility of the North Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board.
PNAs are primarily used by NHS England to determine whether to approve the opening of new pharmacies in an area and may be used by Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities to inform commissioning decisions
Consultation responses will be reviewed and considered. The PNA document will then be finalised, approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board in March 2018 and published in April 2018.
Take a look at the North Lincolnshire PNA document [pdf 5Mb] and the current provision maps below:
Have your say on the PNA
The consultation will run until Wednesday 31 January 2018. Make sure you share your views before then.