Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022

The Health and Wellbeing Board publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) identifying if any changes are needed to community pharmaceutical services in South Gloucestershire now or in the lifespan of the PNA, and whether improvements or better access is needed. This assessment of pharmaceutical needs in South Gloucestershire is a statutory responsibility of the Health and Wellbeing Board in South Gloucestershire, as per the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and is produced every three years.

The PNA is produced for NHS England to support decision making around the granting of licenses for community pharmaceutical provision in South Gloucestershire for the period covered by the assessment, 2022 to 2025, and may also be used to inform local commissioning decisions. Community pharmaceutical services include local chemists, dispensing doctors (doctors that can dispense medication to patients in rural areas) and dispensing appliance contractors (businesses which dispense medical appliances such as catheters), and they play a crucial role in improving the health of local people.

Stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the draft PNA before it is finalised and published.

This consultation is open from 11 July 2022 to 8th September 2022

How to find out more and have your say

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    11 Jul 2022 at 13:00
  • Closed
    8 Sep 2022 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Health services and facilities
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Target Audience
  • Patients