West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2017-11-01
End date: 2017-12-31
Results: 2018-03-31

[ARCHIVED] Draft West Berkshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2018-21

Contribute your views about what services you would like provided in your local pharmacies

This consultation is now closed. 

View the current PNA online.

The West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Board published the PNA for West Berkshire in April 2015 and is required to publish a revised version by 31 March 2018.

The PNA looks at the health needs of the local population in West Berkshire, the current pharmacy network and public feedback on current services. The NHS uses the PNA to inform decisions on applications for new pharmacies and changes to existing ones. Local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups will also use the PNA to inform services they commission from local pharmacies.

We'd like your views on this draft report and the conclusions drawn from it. You can see the draft report and appendices below. Your responses will be kept anonymous.

Please note that this survey is being hosted by Bracknell Forest Council. 

If you require a hard copy of the report, appendices and survey, please contact Bracknell Forest Council.


What you told us

We received a total of 8 responses: Two from Health and Wellbeing Board members and three from General Practice Team Members. Organisation responses were also received from NHS England, the Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group. 

NB: the consultation for West Berkshire’s PNA was undertaken at the same time as the other 5 PNAs across Berkshire, so some of the responses received from organisations referred to the provision of pharmaceutical services across more than one HWB area.

A full summary of feedback can be viewed in Appendix E - PNA Consultation and Feedback Report on our PNA page.

What we did

The consultation process was effective in receiving scrutiny for the PNA from the healthcare workforce. We were disappointed not to receive feedback from members of the public, but are confident that the stakeholders who replied represented concerns of local residents. All comments were gratefully received and were used to improve the accuracy and quality of the PNA.