Haringey Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
The government requires all Health and Wellbeing Boards to produce an assessment of pharmaceutical services in their areas every 3 years, under the NHS.
The Haringey Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment report (PDF, 5MB), was completed in September 2022 following a period of consultation with patients, consumers and community groups in Haringey who have an interest in the provision of pharmaceutical services.
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) consultation, which ran from June 2022 to August 2022, provided an opportunity for Haringey residents or anyone providing pharmaceutical services in the borough to submit their views on the provision of pharmacy services.
- examines the current pharmacy services available across Haringey
- evaluates the need for pharmaceutical services in the borough based on the local population
- identifies gaps in the current service provision
- suggests recommendations which could be made to future pharmaceutical service provision
What are pharmaceutical services?
Pharmaceutical services are one of the many services currently provided under the NHS by community pharmacies.
Pharmaceutical services include:
- dispensing of medicines and appliances on prescription
- sale of medicines to the public
- providing advice to the public on medicines, coping with ill health or general health and well being
- receiving waste medicines for safe destruction
Some pharmaceutical services may be provided by dispensing GP practices or dispensing appliance contractors.
Who will use the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?
It is expected that the PNA will be used by NHS England, Haringey Council and the North Central London Integrated Care Board to make informed decisions when applications for new pharmacies are received.
Furthermore, the PNA will be used for the commissioning of other services that could be delivered by community pharmacies and other providers.