PNA Publications

Page last updated 15/11/2023

This page contains our current PNA, supplementary statements and our previous PNA publications.

What is a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?

A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statement of the need for pharmaceutical services. Pharmaceutical services are provided from Pharmacies, Dispensing Appliance Contractors, Dispensing Doctors and Local Pharmaceutical Services.

The PNA is part of the overall planning for health and social care in the Health and Wellbeing Board area and is an assessment of the pharmaceutical need for the Wakefield District. It is a statutory document which is the responsibility of the Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Board.

PNAs are primarily used by NHS England to determine whether to approve the opening of new pharmacies in an area and may be used by the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Local Authorities to inform commissioning decisions.

A Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment includes information about:

  • Demographics of the district.
  • The health needs of a the population in relation to pharmaceutical services.
  • Provision of pharmaceutical services, including information on geographical spread, choice, opening times and types of services offered.
  • Future planning developments.
  • Views of the public and pharmaceutical contractors.

Current Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (2022-2025)

The 2022 – 2025 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment is available below, published on the 30th September 2022.

Wakefield PNA 2022-2025

We also have an easy-read version: PNA Easy Read.
An up-to date map of pharmacy locations can be seen on our other PNA page: PNA Distribution of Services

Updates / Amendments / Supplementary Statements

Past PNA Publications