JSNAs are local assessments of current and future health and social care needs that could be met by the local authority, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), or the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB). Following the ascent of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 local authorities and CCGs have an equal and explicit duty to prepare Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS), through the Health and Wellbeing Board.
The aim of a JSNA is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages. It is used to help to determine what actions local authorities, the NHS and other partners need to take to meet health and social care needs and to address the wider determinants that impact on health and wellbeing. We have a rolling update programme in Nottingham City and aim for all chapters to be updated within a 3 year cycle.
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The local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a document that outlines services provided by Community Pharmacies and Dispensing Appliance Contractors. It ensures that pharmaceutical services across Nottingham City meet the needs of the population and are in the correct locations to support local people.
We are currently consulting on a revised draft of the PNA (2018-2021).
If you would like to comment on the revised draft, please visit the Engage Nottingham Hub. The consultation is open for 60 days from 13th November 2017 to 12th January 2018.
Nottinghamshire County are also consulting on a revised PNA draft. Please visit their website for more information.