Waltham Forest Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018

28 November 2017

Alert

Tell us what you think about pharmacies in Waltham Forest.

Based on research and engagement with some of our residents last month, we have now produced a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) (7MB PDF) and executive summary (400KB PDF).

Please read the summary report or full report and tell us what you think about our conclusions, by completing our Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment survey.

Your views are important and will be used to inform the FINAL PNA for Waltham Forest. The final document will be published on Waltham Forest council website in March 2018.

For more information contact Jonathan Cox on jonathan.cox@walthamforest.gov.uk or public.health@walthamforest.gov.uk  or phone 0208 496 4632

Consultations on the report is now open and will close on Friday 26 January 2018.

What are PNA’s and how are they used?

All local authorities have a statutory duty to review local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) every three years. PNAs contains information about current pharmacies in the local area the services they provide, and identify gaps or areas of improvement.  The PNA will be used by the NHS to make decisions around what NHS-funded services should be provided by pharmacies in Waltham Forest. It is also used when deciding if applications to provide new  or changes to pharmaceutical services should be granted in the borough.