Consultation on the draft Hertfordshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018

This consultation is open from 18 September 2017.

This consultation closes on 17 November 2017.

Any responses will be published here.

We'd like your views on our draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2018.

Email us if you require a paper copy of the survey

What are Pharmaceutical Services?

Pharmaceutical services include services provided from local pharmacies, dispensaries at doctors' surgeries, or specialist appliance contractors. Local pharmacies also provide healthcare help and advice and are often the first point of contact when people are concerned about their health.

Why do we need a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)?

Hertfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board have a statutory duty to publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment every three years, under the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013. The last assessment was published in March 2015, and thus a revised assessment must be published by March 2018.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a report of the present needs for pharmaceutical services. It is used to identify any gaps in current services or improvements that could be made in future pharmaceutical service provision.

Who will use the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)?

It will be used by NHS England, Hertfordshire County Council, and the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Hertfordshire to make decisions when applications for new pharmacies are received, and for the commissioning of other services that could be delivered by community pharmacies and other providers.

How can my views on Pharmaceutical Services views be heard?

Anyone who uses local pharmaceutical services is invited to comment. We want to make sure that you can access pharmaceutical services easily and that you are happy with the service you receive.

Supported documents

Draft Hertfordshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2018