Draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2017

What do you think about local pharmacies and dispensaries in Cambridgeshire?


SURVEY (Runs from 30 January - 30 April 2017)


EXEC SUMMARY (6 pages) and SUMMARY (2 pages)



We want to know your thoughts about what we have written about pharmaceutical services in Cambridgeshire, and if the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) covers what is important to you regarding the pharmaceutical services you need. We want to know how easy it is for you to get and use medicines or medical equipment safely and access the services you need or want from pharmacies.  
Please give us your feedback by completing our survey.  A 2-page summary describes the key findings in our draft report.  More detail is also available in the 6-page summary or the full draft PNA document.


About this consultation

We, the Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB), are looking at whether we have enough providers of pharmaceutical services for the population of Cambridgeshire. Pharmaceutical services include filling prescriptions, selling medicines that don’t need to be prescribed by a doctor, giving advice about medicines, supporting people to quit smoking, and other services. These services can also supply appliances.
We have spoken to GPs, community pharmacies and patients about what local people need now from pharmaceutical services. We also asked what people might need in the future. We have written a report based on what we have learned so far, called a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment or PNA for short. This report will be used by NHS England when making decisions on applications to open new pharmacies. We would like to know what you think about the draft PNA.

Timeline for the consultation

This consultation will run from 30 January to 30 April 2017.  Please complete the survey to let us know your views by 30 April 2017 
We will revise the draft based on the feedback we get, and present a report to the Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board. We plan to publish the final PNA by July 2017.   


If you have any queries or questions regarding the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment please send an email to PNA@cambridgeshire.gov.uk