Derby City & Derbyshire County Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
From April 2013 every Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has a statutory responsibility to produce and publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). In accordance with the regulations, HWBs, as a minimum, must publish a statement of revised assessment every 3 years.
The 2018-2021 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) has been produced for both Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council Health & Wellbeing Boards. The PNA is a statement of current pharmaceutical services provided in the local area. It assesses whether or not provision is satisfactory to meet the health, wellbeing and care needs of the local population, informs the planning of services and is used as the basis for determining market entry to a pharmaceutical list. At time of publication the 224 community pharmacies across Derby and Derbyshire represent a rate of 21 per 100,000 population across the area, and are considered to provide adequate pharmaceutical services based on need.