The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) gives use a picture of current pharmaceutical services across our area. It helps us to identify gaps in those services and ways services could be improved.
Pharmaceutical services are services provided by community pharmacies on behalf of the NHS. They include:
Dispensing of medicines and appliances on prescription
Sale of medicines to the public
Providing advice to the public on medicines, coping with ill health, and general health and wellbeing
Receiving waste medicines for safe destruction
We're required to produce a PNA for Norfolk every three years. We consult widely to draw up the assessment. This includes consulting with GPs, pharmacists, and the public.
We ran a consultation on the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022 from 20 June to 19 August 2022. Feedback from this consultation will information the final PNA, which is due to be published on 1 October 2022.