The LPC would like to bring the following message to the attention of all community pharmacy contractors across Staffordshire; the PNA not only is a document to inform the Health & Wellbeing Board about how services commissioned from community pharmacies might help to meet the identified health needs of the population of the county, but also is the document against which all applications for new pharmacies will be judged.

The LPCs have been actively involved in production of this document; please ensure that the information on your pharmacy or pharmacies is correct – and that you take the opportunity to make your voice heard during the consultation period…note this closes on December 14th.

If you require any further information about the process of producing the PNA, or in making a response, please contact us.

The Health and Wellbeing Board in Staffordshire have produced a draft local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA), which will help ensure residents have good access to local pharmacy services. The last PNA was produced in 2011 and by law, all Health and Wellbeing Boards in England must publish a new PNA by 1st April 2015.

 Key stakeholders are requested to comment on the contents of the assessment before they are finalised and published.  We would like to invite you to participate in this consultation, which will run from 13th October to 14th December 2014.

The draft PNA, further information and a link to the online feedback form can be found on the consultation website.  

The letter below gives more details and the Health and Wellbeing Board look forward to receiving your feedback on the draft PNA. 

PNA Consultation Letter

On behalf of the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board