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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Since April 2013, every Health & Wellbeing Board in England has had a statutory responsibility to publish a statement of the needs for pharmaceutical services in their area. This is referred to as the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). Reading Health & Wellbeing Board published their first PNA in April 2015 and are required to publish a revised assessment by 31st March 2018.

A revised PNA report has now been produced, which looks at the health needs of the local population in Reading, the current pharmacy network and public feedback on current services. We invite you to take this opportunity to give us your views on this draft report and the conclusions drawn from it. The full report and appendices are included below.

The answers you provide for this consultation will help shape the final PNA report, which will be used by the NHS to inform decisions on applications for new pharmacies and applications for changes at existing pharmacies. Local organisations, such as local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups, will also use the PNA to inform the services they commission from local pharmacies.

All information you provide will be treated in strict confidence and will not be used to identify you personally. The information you give us will only be used for the purpose of this consultation and will not be passed to anyone else. The analysis is done on an anonymous basis under the guidelines of the Data Protection Act.

Please give us your views by filling in our online survey by 31st December 2017. Please note that this link will take you to a Bracknell Forest survey page, where you will be given the opportunity to state that you want to comment on the Reading PNA.

pdf icon DRAFT Reading Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018 to 2021 - for public consultation [1Mb]

pdf icon Appendix A - Berkshire PNA Pharmacy Survey 2017 [467kb]

pdf icon Appendix B - Berkshire PNA Public Survey 2017 [146kb]

pdf icon Appendix C - Opening times for pharmacies in Reading [251kb]

pdf icon Map 1. Pharmaceutical Services in Reading [497kb]

pdf icon Map 2. Reading pharmacies and Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 by Lower Super Output Area (2015) [583kb]

pdf icon Map 3 Reading pharmacies and population density by ward level (2017) [554kb]

pdf icon Map 6. 5 and 10 Minute Drive Times Reading [142kb]

pdf icon Map 7. 15 Minute Walking Times Reading [149kb]

pdf icon Map 8. Pharmacies inside and within 1.6km (1 mile) of Reading border [234kb]

If you would like a hard copy of the report and survey, please contact or call 01344 355218.

The final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment will be presented to the Reading Health & Wellbeing Board before 31st March 2018 and will be made available on the Reading Borough Council website.

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Public Health (Shared Team)
Adult Social Care, Health and Housing
Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352741



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