Torbay Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2018-2021

The purpose of the pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA) is to assess and set out how the provision of pharmaceutical services can meet the health needs of the population within a Health and Wellbeing Board’s (H&WB’s) area for a period of up to three years. This needs assessment links closely to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). Whilst the JSNA focuses on the general health needs of the population of Torbay, the PNA looks at how those health needs can be met by pharmaceutical services commissioned by NHS England.

Whilst the PNA is primarily a document for NHS England to use to make commissioning decisions, it may also be used by local authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).  A robust PNA will ensure those who commission services from pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractors (DACs) are able to ensure services are targeted to areas most in need, and reduce the risk of over-provision in areas of less need.

Please ensure you read the draft PNA, which can be found by clicking on 'Supporting Documents' in the centre of the green line below,
before answering the questions. Clicking on it will open the draft PNA in a new window so that you do not lose your access to this survey.

Supporting Documents

Q1 In your opinion does the draft PNA meet the above requirements?
Q2 In your opinion is the information contained within the draft PNA accurate?
Q3 Are the current gaps in provision identified in the draft PNA correct?
Q4 Are the future gaps in provision identified in the draft PNA correct?
Q5 Are there any gaps in provision you are aware of which are missing from the draft PNA?

About you

Q9 Please indicate how you are responding to this consultation (please pick the most relevant);
Q9a Please select which organisation, team or board you are an authorised representative for;

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your views on the draft Torbay PNA

Please click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of this page to send us your responses

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All answers to this consultation will be treated in the strictest confidence and stored securely. No personal data about anyone responding to this consultation will be shared at any stage except as detailed above.

A summary report will be published but will not contain any personal information you supply. This information is being collected for the sole purpose of being able to respond directly to you or your organisation in reference to the feedback you have provided.

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