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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

On 1st October 2021, the Health Board has a statutory responsibility for publishing and updating a statement of the need for pharmaceutical services within the Health Board area. This statement of need is referred to as a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment will be used to decide whether to approve applications for new pharmacies in an area and to identify local health needs that could be addressed by pharmacy services.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment includes information on:

  • Community pharmacies in a local area and the services they currently provide
  • Other local pharmaceutical services, such as dispensing GP surgeries
  • Relevant maps relating to providers of pharmaceutical services in the area
  • Services in Neighbourhood Care Networks
  • Potential gaps in service provision and likely future needs


Please see the following documentation relating to the Health Board’s first Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment: