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Help shape the future of Knowsley’s pharmacies and services

by Guy Murphy

Residents are being asked to give their views on Knowsley’s draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022-2025.

What is the PNA

The PNA looks at the current provision of pharmacies and pharmaceutical services in the borough and if they are sufficient to meet the current and future needs of the local population The assessment is also used by NHS England to consider applications for new pharmacies, moving pharmacies and changes to, or new, services in Knowsley.

It is produced every three years and must undergo a 60-day statutory consultation to;

  • encourage constructive feedback from a variety of stakeholders,
  • ensure a wide range of primary care health professionals provide opinions and views on what is contained within the PNA.

How will the feedback be used?

Feedback is important as it will be used to help finalise the PNA which will be in place for the next three years.

Following the consultation, responses will be reviewed by the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment steering group on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Board. The steering group includes representatives from the Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Group, Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Healthwatch.

A consultation report will be included within the final PNA document. This will provide an overview of the feedback received (no person will be identifiable) and set out how the comments have been acted upon.

How to read the draft assessment and get involved

To read the document and provide feedback, visit the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment consultation page.