Have your say on the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment by 30 July 2021
The NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1st October 2020 and included a requirement for health boards to produce a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) by the 1st October 2021. This will be the first PNA published by Welsh Health Boards. The Regulations require that a PNA must be undertaken at least every 5 years (or sooner if a Health Board identifies changes to the need for pharmaceutical services which are of a significant extent).
Powys Teaching Health Board has drafted its first PNA to assess whether pharmacy services provided within its area meet the pharmaceutical needs of the population in Powys.
The PNA will help the Health Board to manage and make decisions on requests for new pharmacies, relocation of existing pharmacies and the range of services needed.
Please note that the PNA focuses on community pharmacy services, or what you may refer to as “Chemists”.
The Health Board would like your comments on the draft PNA and is undertaking a public consultation from 1 June to 30 July 2021.
If you would like more information about the consultation or have questions about the pharmaceutical needs assessment, please:
Visit our website: https://www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/pharmaceutical-needs-assessment-2021
Thank you. Your views are important to us.