Have your say on the Lambeth Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022

We want your views on Lambeth’s 2022 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). Please share your views with us by completing our online survey. The consultation runs from 4th July to 4th September 2022.

Open date: Monday, 4 July 2022 at 9.30am Close date: Sunday, 4 September 2022 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Category:
  • Adult social care and health


Back in March Lambeth Council conducted a pre-consultation which looked at the health and pharmacy needs of the people who live in the area and to better understand the views local people have about pharmacy services in Lambeth.  This information has been included in this consultation draft.

Who are we consulting and why?

We are required to consult with any patient and consumer living in the borough, or community group within the borough, who have an interest in the provision of pharmaceutical services. We must also consult with relevant stakeholders including neighbouring Health and Wellbeing Boards.

It is assumed that everyone living in Lambeth may require services provided by community pharmacies and appliance contractors.

The PNA must be carried out every three years. Each Health and Wellbeing Board must assess the need for pharmaceutical services in its area, publish that assessment, and any revised versions.

What is a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)?

It is an assessment of pharmaceutical services located within Lambeth and is used to identify any gaps in current services or improvements that could be made in future pharmaceutical service provision.

Pharmaceutical services include:

  • dispensing of medicines and appliances on prescription
  • sale of medicines to the public
  • providing advice to the public on medicines, coping with ill health or general health and well being
  • receiving waste medicines for safe destruction

How to respond

Please share your views by completing our online survey below:

PNA 2022 Survey

Your comments will inform the final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment which will be produced by 1 October 2022.

Thank you for participating.