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The latest version of the Warwickshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment was published in March 2018.

This is the second ‘pharmaceutical needs assessment’ (PNA) prepared on behalf of the Warwickshire Health & Wellbeing Board  and Warwickshire’s third PNA. Since 1 April 2015, all Health and Wellbeing Boards have a legal responsibility to keep an up-to-date statement of the pharmaceutical needs for their population. PNAs are updated at least every 3 years.

The purpose of the PNA is to assess local needs for pharmacy provision across Warwickshire, to identify any gaps in service or unmet needs and to highlight any services that community pharmacies could provide to address these needs. Community pharmacies are at the heart of our communities and as such have an important role to play in improving the health and wellbeing of our population. The PNA can be used to identify and plan the current and future commissioning of services required from pharmaceutical providers including whether new pharmacies should be allowed to open or GPs allowed to dispense. It can also be an effective tool to promote pharmacy services to the population to improve the uptake of services and accessibility to health and wellbeing provision and advice.

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