this Needs Assessment (PNA) Report 2015 was for public consultation
The Draft Northamptonshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) Report 2015 went out for public consultation on 9 December 2014.
PNAs are used by the NHS to decide whether to approve applications for new pharmacies and it is used by commissioners to identify local health needs that could be addressed by pharmacy services.
Northamptonshire County Council was consulting on pharmaceutical service needs in the area and so residents were invited to have their say.
Anyone who uses local pharmaceutical services, e.g. chemists, is encouraged to comment on a draft PNA by completing an online survey. The consultation was open from December to February 2015 – the survey link can be found online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/PNA
We produced a reply envelope and managed the response process, produced a colour executive summary, a poster, packed with a handful of questionnaires and posted these all out together with a covering letter all in a matter of days.