Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) – NEW

From 1st April 2013, every Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) in England has a statutory responsibility to publish and keep up to date a statement of the needs for pharmaceutical services of the population in its area, referred to as a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

The PNA looks at the current provision of pharmaceutical services across Birmingham and whether this meets the current and future needs of the population and identifies any potential gaps to service delivery.  Birmingham’s HWB is currently undertaking its first PNA for publication by 1 April 2015.

The PNA is a key document which will be used by NHS England to inform decisions regarding applications for new or changes to, existing pharmaceutical services. PNAs will also be used by NHS England to make decisions in the commissioning of NHS-funded services that can be provided by local community pharmacies. In addition, Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups can also use the PNA when commissioning services to meet local health needs and priorities.



Birmingham’s draft PNA consultation is open for 60 days. Consultation begins on Friday 10th October 2014 and ends on the Monday 8th December 2014.

We thank those who are taking the time to participate in the consultation and provide us with feedback.

Completing survey

  • See the link below to complete the PNA Consultation Survey
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All information provided will remain anonymous and kept strictly confidential. It will be used only for the stated purposes and will not be passed on to a third party.