Norfolk's Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018

Closed 9 Jan 2018

Opened 10 Nov 2017


Every Health and Wellbeing Board in England is responsible for publishing and updating a document which sets out the need for pharmaceutical services in its area. This is known as a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

The aim of the assessment is to set out the current pharmaceutical services available in Norfolk, identify any gaps in services and make recommendations on future development.

To help draft our assessment, earlier in the year we asked residents, pharmacy service providers and dispensing general practitioners in Norfolk about pharmaceutical services in the area. The feedback from the survey has been incorporated into this draft assessment.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to know what you think of our draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment:

  • Does it accurately reflect the current provision of pharmaceutical services within Norfolk?
  • Does it accurately reflect the current and future need for pharmaceutical services within Norfolk?
  • Is there anything else that you feel should be included?

You can download a copy of our draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment at the bottom of this page. Once you have read it, please take a few minutes to complete the online questionnaire.

If you have any questions about the consultation, need help to take part, or you need a copy of the questionnaire in a different format, such as large print, or another language, please contact us.

We are working with Healthwatch Norfolk to run this consultation and we will share your response with them. We will use the feedback from this consultation to create an updated version of our Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, which will be presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board early in 2018 for their approval.

The final version of the assessment will become a working document that we use when planning pharmaceutical services.


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