In September 2022 the Health and Wellbeing Board approved the Dudley Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).
The PNA 2022 is an appraisal of both the current and potential needs of the Dudley population in regards to community pharmacy provision and associated services.
The PNA is designed to help in the commissioning of pharmaceutical services in the context of local priorities, and will be used by NHS England when making decisions on applications to open new pharmacies.
It is also used by the Health and Wellbeing Board to work with providers to target services to the areas where they are needed and limit duplication of services.
PNAs are normally updated every three years and Supplementary Statements are released between updates if required.
Its publication is a statutory duty of Dudley's Health and Wellbeing Board.