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Pharmaceutical needs assessment (2018-21)

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (2018-21)

The aim of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is to enable understanding of the pharmaceutical needs of our local population and where necessary use this information to develop pharmaceutical services to meet any identified unmet needs. The PNA is used to inform the commissioning process in respect to pharmaceutical needs in Nottingham City.

A Supplementary Statement records changes to the provision of pharmacy services since the publication of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). Supplementary Statements are issued for opening or closure of pharmacies or when there are pharmaceutical needs assessment changes that are minor and would be relevant for granting of applications. Once issued, a supplementary statement becomes part of the PNA.

Data on pharmacies on the pharmaceutical list was accurate as of December 2017. Changes since then are recorded in supplementary statements and an up to date list of pharmacies will be published by Nottingham City Council Public Health with the supplementary statements each quarter, and will serve to update the PNA published in April 2018.

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that due to the COVID-19 response the requirement to publish renewed Pharmaceutical Need Assessments is suspended until October 2022. Supplementary statements will be issued quarterly to reflect local changes before this date.


The following documents are available to download:

Archived documents prior to 2018 are available here.