Public Health - Living Well

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-20 Consultation

Starts: 11 December 2017 

Closes: 8 February 2018


The Isle of Wight Health and Wellbeing Board is under a statutory obligation to draft, consult upon and publish a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA), which is revised every three years. A PNA is a statement of current pharmaceutical services provided in the local area. It also assesses whether or not this provision is satisfactory for the local population and additionally identifies any perceived gaps. Once published, the PNA will be used by NHS England to assist in responding to applications for the opening of additional pharmacies, relocation of premises and amendments to opening hours or pharmaceutical services.

We are currently conducting a public consultation to seek your views on this draft PNA, and whether it addresses issues that you consider are relevant to the provision of pharmaceutical services.

  • The draft is available for review here. (PDF, 1MB, 62 pages).
  • The associated Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) can be viewed here. (PDF, 259KB, 11 pages).


We would welcome your comments on the draft PNA , please click here to use ‘send a message to this service’ form to send us your views.


If you or wish to request a hard copy, please click here to use ‘send a message to this service’ form and state on the form that you need a paper copy of the draft PNA, you must also inlcude your postal address.