Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022

What is a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?

Hackney Council hosts the City and Hackney Health and Wellbeing Board.
The government requires all Health and Wellbeing Boards to produce an assessment of pharmaceutical service in its area every three years, under the NHS.
The next assessment is due by the end of September 2022. This document is called the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).
The PNA is a report of the present needs for pharmaceutical services. Its purpose is to identify any gaps in current services or improvements for future pharmaceutical service provision.

What are Pharmaceutical Services?

Pharmaceutical services are one of the many services currently provided under the NHS by community pharmacies and include:

  • dispensing of medicines and appliances on prescription
  • sale of medicines to the public
  • providing advice to the public on medicines, coping with ill health or general
  • health and wellbeing
  • receiving waste medicines for safe destruction

Findings from the 2022 Hackney Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

The findings from the 2022 City and Hackney Pharma are now live.

View the reports below:

Page updated on: 4 October 2022