Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Since 1 April 2013, every Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) in England has put together a statement of needs for medicine services in their area.  This is called pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA).

Pharmaceutical services include the services you get from your chemist. These are an important part of the overall health care system and help to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

The PNA is reviewed every few years. You can join in this review process by taking part in surveys about medical services in your area.

Have your say on the report for pharmacy services in Barnsley

Barnsley’s Health and Wellbeing Board would like you to complete a short online survey about the draft version of Barnsley’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022-2025.

The consultation asks if the draft PNA explains what pharmaceutical services are currently available in Barnsley, what the need is for these services, and what services Barnsley might need in the future.

Pharmaceutical services include the services you get from your chemist. These services are an important part of the overall health care system, making a major contribution to improving people’s health and wellbeing.

Please read the draft PNA and tell us your thoughts by completing our online survey below. No personal data is collected or stored in this survey, and all responses will be analysed by our public health team to inform the PNA 2022-2025 report.

The survey's open from Monday 16 May to Friday 15 July 2022.

In consideration of our natural environment, paper copies of the survey aren't routinely available. If you have any particular requests or concerns, please email sohaibakhtar@barnsley.gov.uk quoting ’PNA consultation papers’.

If you need help to complete the survey online you can contact our digital champions by calling (01226) 773555 or by requesting digital support online.

How is the PNA used?

The NHS uses this information to help them decide where to open new pharmacies in our area.  It will also help to show where services are needed and limit having lots of the same services in the same area.

The PNA will help the decisions of the council and the NHS including the Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group.

What’s included in the PNA?

  • Information about local pharmacies and the services they currently provide.
  • Other local pharmaceutical services, such as dispensing GP surgeries.
  • Relevant maps relating to providers of pharmaceutical services in the area.
  • Services in neighbouring Health and Wellbeing Board areas that might affect the need for services.
  • Potential gaps in provision and likely future needs.

PNA document

PNA supplementary statements