The local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) provides vital information that helps local areas plan the provision of community pharmacies for their local people. The PNA is a way of making sure that pharmacies across the borough are providing the right services in the right locations to support residents.
During the reorganisation of the NHS, the responsibility for production of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments transferred to the Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWB), which are hosted by the local authorities. Rochdale Borough HWB has produced their first PNA in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit (CSU).
2014 Rochdale borough PNA report and appendices