Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

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It is a statutory requirement for a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) to be developed and published every three years (or earlier where significant changes have occurred) by each area covered by a Health and Wellbeing Board.

The purpose of the PNA is to plan for the commissioning of pharmaceutical services and to inform decision-making around new pharmacy applications or planned changes to existing pharmacy provision.

The most recent Waltham Forest PNA was approved by the Health and Wellbeing board in April 2018.