Bristol Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2017

Closed 27 Nov 2017

Opened 4 Sep 2017


Health & Wellbeing Boards have a statutory requirement to assess the needs for pharmacy services in their areas and publish the results in a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) every three years.

The PNA assesses how well existing services meet health needs of the people of Bristol for essential pharmaceutical services.  It identifies gaps and highlight priorities for future developments.  It will be used by NHS England to informs decisions on future pharmaceutical commissioning intentions and when they consider applications for new or relocated premises.  Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group and Bristol City Council may also use it when determining needs to commission services that might be provided by local pharmaceutical services.

Why your views matter

There is a statutory duty to consult certain health and pharmaceutical services bodies at least once during the process of developing the PNA.  In addition we would like to consult with the public and other organistations who have an interest in the PNA.

People’s views and opinions are vital in helping to ensure that good quality, cost-effective pharmacy services are delivered to residents. These views will help to develop the PNA, which will look at the need for pharmacy services in the area, the level and accessibility of pharmacy services and how these will be maintained and developed in the future.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Council tenants
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Health services and facilities