Public Health - Living Well

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-2021

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.


The PNA 2018-2021 has been consulted on and is now published.

To view the document, please click here (PDF, 1.78MB, 63 pages)

To view the related Equality Impact Assessment (EIA), please click here (PDF, 259KB, 11 pages)