A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a document which records the assessment of the need for pharmaceutical services within a specific area. As such, it sets out:
- a statement of the pharmaceutical services which are currently provided, together with when and where these are available
- details of planned or likely changes which may affect the future provision of pharmaceutical services
- any current or future gaps in pharmaceutical services, taking into account the pharmaceutical needs of the population
The Health and Wellbeing board in Harrow approved the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for 2018-2021 in March 2018. This is a statutory responsibility, as set out under the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013 No. 349) and amended in 2014 (SI 2014 No. 417).
The documents below detail the results of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment March 2018: