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Bolton Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2014

The purpose of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is to assess the provision of pharmaceutical services across Bolton, ascertain whether the system is appropriate to meet the needs of our population and identify any potential gaps in the current service delivery.  The PNA will be used by NHS England to inform decisions regarding applications to join Bolton’s pharmaceutical list and are required to be undertaken every three years by Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Formal Consultation

The formal consultation begins prior to final publication and involves the distribution of a pre-consultation draft (available here: of the final document amongst interested stakeholders.  Comments will be sought based on this draft. The formal consultation begins on 27th October 2014 and will run for 60 days.

Key outcomes of the consultation:

  • To gather constructive comments and feedback from a range of interested parties on what is contained in Bolton’s PNA 2014;
  • To identify and consider what the local population of Bolton’s needs and views are concerning local pharmaceutical provision;
  • To encourage the local population to be involved in identifying gaps in local services and provide the opportunity for their voice to contribute to the PNA;
  • To ensure compulsory audiences as well as other key internal/external stakeholders are able to contribute to the PNA.

How to Contribute

  • The full draft of the consultation PNA can be accessed by clicking here:
  • Members of the public can contribute to the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment by completing this survey here:
  • Any general feedback on the consultation can be left by clicking here:

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