You Said We Did: Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PCT Consultation)

NHS Oxfordshire is looking at the counties pharmaceutical services through the development of a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

The government asked all Primary Care Trusts to put a PNA in place by February 2011. For more detailed background information on government policy, including the white paper: Pharmacy England: Building on Strengths - delivering the future, please click here (document, opens in a new window).

The Oxfordshire PNA provides a complete picture of current community pharmacy and dispensing services available within Oxfordshire. It reviews both access and services currently provided and how these could be developed further.  To provide a good health service NHS Oxfordshire needs to review regularly what services are available, what our local people need and how things might change in the future. Through the development of  the PNA we have been able to look at how best to commission or buy the community pharmacy services the public in Oxfordshire need. It will help establish if there are any gaps in services, to explore future provision and potential new services.

To inform the development of the PNA, NHS Oxfordshire undertook a public consultation between 8 September - 28 November 2010, urging the public to 'have their say' regarding pharmaceutical provision in the county.   We also held events across Oxfordshire.


The consultation has now closed and we have finalised the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment document.  

We have also written a full report on the consultation and put together a summary document that sets out how we have addressed the comments received over the course of the consultation.  If you would like to access these documents, please follow the links below.

The documents can also be found on the PNA consultation webpage, within the responses section.  Here, you will also find all the documents relating to the consultation.


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  • Opened
    6 Sep 2010 at 15:00
  • Closed
    25 Nov 2010 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    31 Jan 2011

Summary of Results


Supporting Documents


  • Pharmacy
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • GPs
  • Pharmacists
  • People with a disability
  • People with mental health issues