Pharmaceutical needs assessment

Each health and wellbeing board in England has to produce a statement of need for medicine services in their area. This is called a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA).

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

How the PNA is used

The NHS uses the PNA to help them decide where to open new pharmacies in our area. It helps to show where services are needed and limits having lots of the same service in the same area.

The PNA also helps the decisions of the council and the NHS. This includes those of the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

What’s included in the PNA

  • Details of local pharmacies and the type of services they provide.
  • Other local pharmaceutical services, such as dispensing GP surgeries.
  • Maps relating to providers of these services in the area.
  • Services in other health and wellbeing board areas that might affect the need for services.
  • Potential gaps in provision and likely future needs.

PNA document

You can read the Barnsley PNA 2022 to 2025 (PDF 1.8MB).

PNA supplementary data

This data should be read with the Barnsley PNA. It includes details such as any changes to chemist opening times since the PNA was published.