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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – Solihull Council consultation

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – have your say!

Solihull Council would like to hear your views on a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which will help ensure residents have good access to local pharmacy (chemist) services.

This is a follow-up consultation from a survey carried out in September asking for people’s views on pharmacy services in Solihull.

The draft PNA looks at the current provision of pharmaceutical services across Solihull and whether they meet the current and future needs of residents, identifying any potential gaps in services.

NHS England will use the PNA when making decisions regarding applications for new or changes to existing pharmaceutical services. It will also be used by NHS England, Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Solihull Council to inform their commissioning of local pharmaceutical services.

The draft PNA has been put together on behalf of Solihull Health and Wellbeing Board using the analysis of local health needs, local information, intelligence, and surveys with the public and pharmacies.

Please read the draft PNA and share your views by completing a short survey. They can be found on Solihull Council’s website.

The closing date for the consultation is Monday 22 January 2018.  Your answers will be used to inform the final PNA which will be ready for publication by 1 April 2018.

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