Pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA)
The Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is responsible for developing a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA) for the city as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. PNAs are a statutory requirement and must be updated at least every three years.
The aim of the PNA is to inform commissioners about the potential need for pharmacy-based services in an area and, where necessary, use this information to develop new services. It forms part of the wider Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) that is produced for Birmingham.
This document provides an update on Birmingham’s three previous PNAs from its predecessor Primary Care Trusts (Birmingham East and North, Heart of Birmingham, South Birmingham), with some updated data included to address inconsistencies in the previous approaches.
It includes data from an in-depth assessment of needs for pharmaceutical services in the Birmingham area.