´╗┐´╗┐Pharmaceutical needs assessment

Closed 31 Dec 2017

Opened 2 Oct 2017


Pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs) are carried out every three years to ensure that pharmacies / chemists across the country meet the needs of local people.

One of the main reasons for these assessments is to help NHS England manage requests from pharmacists or businesses that want to set up new community pharmacies, merge businesses, or move to different premises.

The assessment also provides a useful insight into other areas where improvements can be made to current services.

PNAs are the responsibility of Health and Wellbeing Boards, which are made up of local authorities, the NHS and partner organisations involved in the delivery of heath and wellbeing initiatives and projects.

Please note that PNAs focus solely on community pharmaceutical services and do not cover pharmacies in hospitals or prisons.

Why We Are Consulting

We are required by law to consult with a range of different organisations (see page 10 of the Leicester city Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment document).

We also welcome responses from members of the public who are aware of any potential gaps in service or other issues relating to pharmaceutical services in the city.

Two similar consultations are also available for anyone interested in commenting on pharmaceutical services in Leicestershire or Rutland.

Leicestershire pharmaceutical assessment needs survey

Rutland pharmaceutical assessment needs survey

These links will also be available at the end of this questionnaire.


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