Buckinghamshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022 to 2025 consultation

Closes 24 Jul 2022

Opened 23 May 2022


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We want to hear your views on the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for Buckinghamshire.

All Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWB) have a responsibility to publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

The purpose of the PNA is to:

  • Support local commissioners in decisions about services delivered by community pharmacies
  • Support NHS England in their decision-making process. This is related to applications for new pharmacies or changes at existing pharmacies

There are 85 community pharmacies in Buckinghamshire. There is also one local pharmaceutical service (LPS) contractor. The LPS provides a tailored pharmacy service to the local area it serves.

The HWB is required to consult with specific organisations as part of this process. We also welcome views from residents in Buckinghamshire.

Health and Wellbeing Board statements on service provision

The Board has assessed whether the current and future provision meets the needs of the people in Buckinghamshire.

It has also determined whether there are any gaps in pharmacy services. This can be either now or within the lifetime of this document, 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2025.

The Board has concluded:

  • Buckinghamshire is well served in relation to the number and location of pharmacies
  • There are no gaps in current and future access
  • No need for improvements or better access were identified

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The Board commissioned Healthy Dialogues to conduct their PNA for October 2022.

In January 2022, a steering group was formed to oversee the process and to ensure that it met statutory regulations. The steering group is chaired by Buckinghamshire Council and Buckinghamshire CCG.

The draft report has been produced by looking at:

  • the demographics and health needs of the population
  • the current pharmacy network and its services
  • a survey to Buckinghamshire patients and the public on their use and expectations of pharmacy services
  • a survey to Buckinghamshire pharmacy contractors
  • an assessment of NHS Pharmacy services commissioned in Buckinghamshire

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The Health and Wellbeing Board partnership helps Councillors, GPs and other partners to work together to improve health and wellbeing in Buckinghamshire.

The aim of the Board is to find ways of improving the health of the local population and reduce inequalities in health.

We want to hear from you

We have assessed the needs of pharmaceutical services for the local population in 2022 and in the next three years.

We want to hear your views on the draft Buckinghamshire PNA to:

  • make sure the draft assessment reflects the current pharmaceutical services and needs in your area, and
  • help identify any gaps or improvements that need to be made to the final PNA.

This is your opportunity to review the draft PNA and give us your views.

Related documents

Before you respond to this activity, please have a look at the following:

How to have your say

You can tell us your views in one of the following ways:

  • Complete the online survey using the link at the end of the page
  • Email us at pna@healthydialogues.co.uk
  • Write to us at PNA Team Healthy dialogues, 115 Windermere Road, SW165HE

If you have any questions about this activity, please email Healthy Dialogues at pna@healthydialogues.co.uk.

Please tell us your views by midnight on Sunday 24 July 2022.

What happens next

Responses to the consultation will be considered in the final PNA report. This will be presented to the Buckinghamshire HWB Board before 1 October 2022.


All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and will not be used to identify you personally. The information you give us will only be used for the purpose of this consultation and will not be passed to anyone else.

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