Derby City & Derbyshire County Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

-2015

From April 2013 every Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has a statutory responsibility to produce and publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

The PNA is used by NHS England to identify the pharmaceutical needs of the local population and to support the decision making process for pharmacy applications, it will also be used to inform the planning of other services that can be delivered by community pharmacies to meet the health needs of the population.

The Directors of Public Health are the HWB members accountable for the development of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment. County and City Public Health teams have worked closely on the development of this PNA to ensure consistency of approach and to make effective use of scarce resources.

This PNA replaces the Derby City PCT and Derbyshire County PCT Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments published in 2010. In accordance with the regulations, HWBs, as a minimum, must publish a statement of revised assessment within 3 years of the publication of this document, i.e. by April 2018.