Draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022

Closed 4 Sep 2022

Opened 6 Jul 2022


Pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs) are carried out around the country every three years, to ensure that local community pharmacies (chemists) are meeting the pharmaceutical needs of local people.

The PNA helps NHS England manage and make decisions about requests from pharmacists or pharmacy businesses to set up new community pharmacies, merge businesses, or move premises within Leicester. They also provide insight into other areas where improvements can be made.

Health and Wellbeing Boards are responsible for the preparation of PNAs. These Boards bring together local authorities, the NHS and other key partners to improve the health and wellbeing of their local areas.

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

This is your opportunity to view and comment on the draft Leicester PNA. Leicestershire and Rutland draft PNA consultation opened on 13 July 2022 and will close on the 13 August 2022 (link below if you wish to view comment on that).


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Health services


  • Public health