Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statement of the need for pharmaceutical services. Pharmaceutical services are provided from local pharmacies, dispensing appliance contractors, local pharmaceutical services contractors and dispensing doctors.

The Southend Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory duty to publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment every three years, under the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013 No.349) and amended in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The PNA will be used by NHS England (the national body responsible for commissioning pharmaceutical services) to assess applications from applicants who want to modify existing services or deliver new pharmaceutical services within the borough. The PNA may be also used by Southend Clinical Commissioning Group and Southend Borough Council to inform commissioning decisions.
View the Southend Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2017.

Page last updated: 23/10/2019