Sutton Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022
Sutton’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022 has been completed.
What is a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)?
The PNA is a report on the pharmaceutical service needs of a local population. It is
used to identify any gaps in current services or improvements that could be made in
future pharmaceutical service provision. Sutton Health and Wellbeing Board has a
statutory duty to publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) every three
years, under the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services and Local Pharmaceutical Services)
What are Pharmaceutical Services?
Pharmaceutical services are one of the many services currently provided under the
NHS by community pharmacies and include:
dispensing of medicines and appliances on prescription
sale of medicines to the public
providing advice to the public on medicines, coping with ill health or general
health and wellbeing
receiving waste medicines for safe destruction
Who will use the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?
The PNA will be used by NHS England, Sutton Council, and the Integrated Care
Boards in Council to make decisions when applications for new pharmacies are
received, and for the commissioning of other services that could be delivered by
community pharmacies and other providers.