The Dudley Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

The Dudley Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is an appraisal of both the current and potential needs of the Dudley population in regards to community pharmacy provision and associated services.  The PNA is designed to help in the commissioning of pharmaceutical services in the context of local priorities, and will be used by NHS England when making decisions on applications to open new pharmacies.  It is also used by the Health and Wellbeing Board to work with providers to target services to the areas where they are needed and limit duplication of services.  PNAs are normally updated every three years and Supplementary Statements are released between updates if required.  Its publication is a statutory duty of Dudley's Health and Wellbeing Board.

The latest PNA can be found here.

The Supplementary Statement from February 2019 can be found here.

The Supplementary Statement from March 2022 can be found here.

Dudley Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022 Draft - Consultation

On behalf of Dudley’s Health and Wellbeing Board, Dudley Council is currently consulting on its draft 2022 PNA.

The consultation period closes 31 August 2022 and the final version will be published in October 2022.