Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2021

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The NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1st October 2020 and included a requirement for health boards to produce a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) by the 1st October 2021. This will be the first PNA published by Welsh Health Boards. The Regulations require that a PNA must be undertaken at least every 5 years (or sooner if a Health Board identifies changes to the need for pharmaceutical services which are of a significant extent).

Hywel Dda UHB has drafted its first PNA to assess whether pharmacy services provided within its area meet the pharmaceutical needs of the population in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

The PNA will help the Health Board to manage and make decisions on requests for new pharmacies, relocation of existing pharmacies and the range of services needed.

Please note that the PNA focuses on community pharmacy services, or what you may refer to as “Chemists”.

To have your say, please read the Consultation Summary Document or the full draft PNA on this page, before completing the questions.

The Health Board would like your comments on the draft PNA and is undertaking a public consultation from the 7 May 2021 to 6 July 2021.

If you would like more information about the consultation or have questions about the pharmaceutical needs assessment, please email: CommunityPharmacy.HDD@wales.nhs.uk

Thank you. Your views are important to us.


The NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1st October 2020 and included a requirement for health boards to produce a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) by the 1st October 2021. This will be the first PNA published by Welsh Health Boards. The Regulations require that a PNA must be undertaken at least every 5 years (or sooner if a Health Board identifies changes to the need for pharmaceutical services which are of a significant extent).

Hywel Dda UHB has drafted its first PNA to assess whether pharmacy services provided within its area meet the pharmaceutical needs of the population in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

The PNA will help the Health Board to manage and make decisions on requests for new pharmacies, relocation of existing pharmacies and the range of services needed.

Please note that the PNA focuses on community pharmacy services, or what you may refer to as “Chemists”.

To have your say, please read the Consultation Summary Document or the full draft PNA on this page, before completing the questions.

The Health Board would like your comments on the draft PNA and is undertaking a public consultation from the 7 May 2021 to 6 July 2021.

If you would like more information about the consultation or have questions about the pharmaceutical needs assessment, please email: CommunityPharmacy.HDD@wales.nhs.uk

Thank you. Your views are important to us.