Pharmaceutical needs assessment

The Blackburn with Darwen Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory duty to complete a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA). As the PNA is undertaken on a pan-Lancashire footprint, partner organisations across the wider Lancashire area, made up of Blackpool, Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen local authorities, work together on the document.

The PNA includes information on:

  • pharmacies in Lancashire and the services they currently provide;
  • relevant maps relating to Lancashire and providers of pharmaceutical services in the area;
  • pharmacies in neighbouring HWB areas that might affect the need for services in Lancashire;
  • potential gaps in provision and likely future needs of the population of Lancashire.

The pan-Lancashire 2018 PNA document is available to download.

Work has started to refresh the PNA. This is again being undertaken for the pan-Lancashire area and the final document will be published here in October 2022.

PNA 2022 project plan.