Draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Closed 14 Nov 2014

Opened 15 Aug 2014

Feedback expected 10 Mar 2015

Results updated 21 Jan 2015



Bristol City Council Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has a statutory responsibility to assess needs for pharmaceutical services in its area.  It must publish its assessment by April 2015.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) assesses how well existing services meet health needs of the people of Bristol for essential pharmaceutical services.  It must identify gaps and highlight priorities for future developments.  It will be used by the NHS England Local Area Team to inform decisions on future pharmaceutical commissioning intentions and when they consider applications for new or relocated premises.  The NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 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 organisations who have an interest in the PNA.

What happens next

The draft PNA and findings from the consultation will go before the Health and Wellbeing Board for comment prior to the production of the final version of the PNA.


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