Bolton’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is now available in draft for consultation

Deadline to comment 31st August 2022

The PNA is produced every three years to assess whether the provision of pharmacies and pharmaceutical services are sufficient to meet the current and future needs of the local population. The PNA is mainly used by NHS England to consider applications to open a new pharmacy, move an existing pharmacy or to commission additional services from a pharmacy.

The draft PNA must undergo a 60-day statutory consultation, the main aims of this are:

  • To encourage constructive feedback from a variety of stakeholders
  • To ensure a wide range of primary care health professionals provide opinions and views on what is contained within the PNA

The documentation & how to respond are available here: PNA – Bolton JSNA