A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statement of the need for pharmaceutical services. Pharmaceutical services are provided from Pharmacies, Dispensing Appliance Contractors, Dispensing Doctors and Local Pharmaceutical Services.

This PNA is part of the overall planning for health and social care in the Health and Wellbeing Board area and is an assessment of the pharmaceutical need for the Kirklees area.

It is a statutory document which is the responsibility of the Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Board.

PNAs are primarily used by NHS England to determine whether to approve the opening of new pharmacies in an area and may be used by Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities to inform commissioning decisions.

What a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment includes

  • The demography of the area
  • Whether there is sufficient choice with regard to obtaining pharmaceutical services in the area
  • Ward profiles with insights into the health burden in different Wards and any identified gaps in provision or need
  • Services provided in neighbouring Health and Wellbeing Board areas and other NHS services provided in its own or neighbouring area which may affect pharmaceutical need in its own area
  • Future planned developments
  • Relevant maps relating to the area

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022-2025

The Kirklees Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022-2025 was signed off by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 22 September 2022.

Supplementary statements

Supplementary statements record minor changes to the availability of pharmaceutical services during the 3-year term of the PNA that are relevant for the granting of pharmacy applications by NHS England. Once issued, the Supplementary statement(s) will be published below become part of the PNA.



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