The Cumbria Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has produced a draft local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) with the aim of reviewing accessibility to local pharmacy services in the county. 

A PNA describes community pharmacy services currently being provided in a specific area, identifying where and when these are available and it assesses current and future health needs of the local population.

The main goal of this PNA is to assess if current pharmacy services are meeting the needs of Cumbrians. 

Following the consultation, the new PNA will be published by October 1 2022 and will be used to inform commissioning of pharmacy services by local authorities as well as health and care providers, including NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Integrated Care Boards.

To provide your feedback on the draft PNA, please complete the following survey before the closing date on August 23 2022.

Everything you need to know about the draft Cumbria PNA 2022 can be found via the links below:

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* 1. Does the PNA describe the services that are currently available in your area?

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* 2. Does the draft pharmaceutical needs assessment reflect the future pharmacy needs of your area’s population?

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* 3. Do you agree with the conclusions of the pharmaceutical needs assessment?

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* 4. Are you responding as?

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* 5. What district/area are you located in?

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* 6. Do you have any other comments about the assessment of pharmaceutical need in this assessment?

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