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Health and Wellbeing Board

3. Pharmacy Needs Assessment

Every Health and Wellbeing Board in England has a statutory responsibility to publish and keep an up to date statement of needs for pharmaceutical services of the population in its area. This is referred to as a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA).

PNAs are comprehensive assessments of the current and anticipated pharmaceutical needs of the community. They assist local commissioners and service providers by giving an evidence base on how best to plan and commission pharmacy services to meet the needs of the population.

2015-2018 Pharmacy Needs Assessment

Stockport Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2015-2018 (PDF 3.4Mb) has been produced by Stockport’s Health and Wellbeing Board and is available to view and download.

As pharmacy provision or population health needs in Stockport change between 2015-2018 supplementary statements to this PNA will also be published below:

The next PNA is due for publication at the latest by 1st April 2018.

2018-2021 Pharmacy Needs Assessment

The draft 2018-2021 PNA is available until 12th March 2018 for consultation, and we would welcome your thoughts and comments on this draft.

In particular we would welcome your views on the following questions, although of course you may make any comments you wish:

  1. the document sets out the draft results of the pharmaceutical needs assessment for Stockport. Does it achieve this? If you think it does not, please explain why not.
  2. do you know of any relevant information that has not been included which could affect the statements or conclusions in this document? If yes, then please provide the additional information.
  3. this document shows that pharmaceutical provision within Stockport is satisfactory with limited identified gaps. Do you agree with this statement? If you do not agree, what else should be considered?

View the consultation

All responses will be considered and any substantive issues identified within the final PNA will be published here by 1st April 2018.

If you require a hard copy of the response form, the draft Stockport PNA or have any questions on the document or consultation process, please email