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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments

Have your say on the draft 2018 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Rutland.

Every three years, pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs) are carried out around the country to ensure that local community pharmacies –“chemist shops” - are meeting the pharmaceutical needs of local people.

The PNA helps NHS England manage and make decisions about requests from pharmacists or pharmacy businesses to set up new community pharmacies, merge businesses, or move premises within Rutland. They also provide insight into other areas where improvements can be made.

Preparing PNAs is the responsibility of Health and Wellbeing Boards, These Boards bring together local authorities, the NHS and other key partners to improve the health and wellbeing of their local areas.


The Rutland Health and Wellbeing Board has now created a draft PNA for Rutland and we would like your comments on it.

The consultation closes on 2nd January with the findings reported back in the final PNA document, published by April 2018.

To have your say, please read the following consultation documents  before completing the questionnaire:

Rutland Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

PNA consultation summary

Easy Read PNA consultation summary 

Easy Read Questionnaire

The questionnaire is available to complete online.

Alternatively, if you require a hard copy of the questionnaire or need any further information, call Natalie Greasley on 0116 305 4266 or natalie.greasley@leics.gov.uk

Two similar consultations are also available for anyone interested in commenting on pharmaceutical services in Leicester City or Leicestershire.

Leicester City pharmaceutical assessment needs survey

Leicestershire pharmaceutical assessment needs survey

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