A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a comprehensive assessment of the current and future pharmaceutical needs of the local population. Health and Wellbeing Boards have a legal duty to produce, consult and publish a PNA for their area.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and the current pressures across many sectors and services, the requirement to publish renewed Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments has been extended. The next PNA is due for publication by 1 October 2022.
The Devon Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (2018-2021) was approved at the Devon Health and Wellbeing Board on Thursday the 8th of March 2018, and is available for download below:
Supplementary statements provide updates on pharmacy provision and consider if any changes create gaps in the provision of pharmaceutical services.
The Devon Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (2015-2018) and supplementary statement is still available below: