Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022-25

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Providers of local community pharmaceutical services have a crucial role to play in improving the health of local people. They are often the first point of contact, especially for those who might otherwise struggle to access health services. Improved use of the skills and abilities of community pharmacists, in particular, working in partnership with other service providers, will play an important part in achieving the strategic goals of the NHS.

Every three years, the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has to publish a statement of the needs for community pharmaceutical services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This is referred to as a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA). Community pharmaceutical services include local chemists, dispensing doctors (doctors that can dispense medication to patients in rural areas) and dispensing appliance contractors (businesses which dispense medical appliances such as catheters).

The PNA helps identify whether there are any gaps in the provision of pharmaceutical services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which means identifying if any new services, improvements or better access to existing services, are needed. The PNA considers the demographics of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly population, its health priorities, as well as how pharmaceutical services can contribute to improving the health of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly residents now and in the future.

Who will use the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?

The PNA will be used by NHS England, Cornwall Council, and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board to make decisions when applications for new pharmacies are received, and for the commissioning of other services that could be delivered by community pharmacies and other providers.

Who are we consulting and why?

The consultation is open to the entire resident population of both areas and we welcome the views from anyone living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who has an interest in the provision of pharmaceutical services or anyone providing pharmaceutical services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Your comments will inform the final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

Have your say

The consultation is now open and will close on the Friday 30 September 2022. Please read the Draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment and related Primary Care Network Profiles (available on this page) and share your views.

Please complete our survey below and have your say on pharmacy services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Providers of local community pharmaceutical services have a crucial role to play in improving the health of local people. They are often the first point of contact, especially for those who might otherwise struggle to access health services. Improved use of the skills and abilities of community pharmacists, in particular, working in partnership with other service providers, will play an important part in achieving the strategic goals of the NHS.

Every three years, the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has to publish a statement of the needs for community pharmaceutical services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This is referred to as a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA). Community pharmaceutical services include local chemists, dispensing doctors (doctors that can dispense medication to patients in rural areas) and dispensing appliance contractors (businesses which dispense medical appliances such as catheters).

The PNA helps identify whether there are any gaps in the provision of pharmaceutical services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which means identifying if any new services, improvements or better access to existing services, are needed. The PNA considers the demographics of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly population, its health priorities, as well as how pharmaceutical services can contribute to improving the health of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly residents now and in the future.

Who will use the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?

The PNA will be used by NHS England, Cornwall Council, and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board to make decisions when applications for new pharmacies are received, and for the commissioning of other services that could be delivered by community pharmacies and other providers.

Who are we consulting and why?

The consultation is open to the entire resident population of both areas and we welcome the views from anyone living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who has an interest in the provision of pharmaceutical services or anyone providing pharmaceutical services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Your comments will inform the final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

Have your say

The consultation is now open and will close on the Friday 30 September 2022. Please read the Draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment and related Primary Care Network Profiles (available on this page) and share your views.

Please complete our survey below and have your say on pharmacy services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

  • Please complete our short survey to give your views on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022-25. This survey will close on 30 September 2022.

    Privacy Notice 

    We will use the information you provide to inform the provision of pharmaceutical services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

    The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. Once the survey has closed, your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises for up to 2 years. Where we ask you to supply personal data on this form, we will only make access to this data available to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. Please note that other information you provide, such as responses to open questions, may be published in full.

    The survey results will be shared with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, NHS England, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Pharmaceutical Committee and any partners represented on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Joint Health and Wellbeing Board.  

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Page published: 11 Aug 2022, 08:29 AM