Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
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The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) seeks to identify those local health needs which could be met by the provision of pharmaceutical services. Blackpool's PNA presents information about the demographics and health priorities of the local population alongside a detailed picture of current pharmaceutical services. The PNA is used as the basis for decision making in response to application for new pharmacies.
The PNA has been published as NHS Blackpool Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, in accordance with the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.
Partner organisations across the pan Lancashire region, made up of Blackpool, Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen local authorities, came together to work on an updated Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.
The executive summary and full PNA are available below. Please note, as the PNA is a large document, it has been split into separate chapters.
The PNA includes information on:
pharmacies in Lancashire and the services they currently provide;
relevant maps relating to Lancashire and providers of pharmaceutical services in the area;
pharmacies in neighbouring HWB areas that might affect the need for services in Lancashire; and
potential gaps in provision and likely future needs for the population of Lancashire.
Executive summary (161 KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (311 KB)
Chapter 2 - The process (257 KB)
Chapter 3 - Context (1.0 MB)
Chapter 4 - Current provision (3.9 MB)
Chapter 5 - Health needs and locally commissioned services (2.5 MB)
Chapter 6 - Population and housing (302 KB)
Appendices (901 KB)
Amendment to Chapter 4 – Current provision, p96 - Section 4.6.2 CCG commissioned services
Blackpool’s Minor Ailment Scheme has now closed as the NHS encourages people to buy their own medications over the counter. The scheme itself was scrutinised in 2017 and following public opinion the number of medications available on the scheme was reduced. Following guidance from NHS England, the NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) closed the minor ailment scheme completely from 31 July 2018.
The removal of the scheme will not affect prescribing of over the counter items for longer term or more complex conditions or where minor illnesses are symptomatic or a side effect of something more serious. Local pharmacies can offer advice on which treatments are the best and there is a lot of information available online at www.nhs.uk as well as some useful fact sheets covering a range of minor ailments that can be downloaded from the self-care section of www.whyaande.nhs.uk
Below are the Terms of Reference of the steering group that are managing this work, the project plan monitoring progress and the communications plan.
PNA Steering Group Terms of Reference
PNA Project Plan
PNA Communications Plan
The current opening times of pharmacies can be found on the NHS Choices website.
Pharmaceutical change memos are issued for the opening or closure of pharmacies, changing of hours or when there are pharmaceutical needs assessment changes that are minor and would be relevant for granting of applications. These replace supplementary statements.
309 Well Pharmacy, 53 Highfield Rd (Supplementary Hours)
Change of Ownership Memo - Cleveleys Health Centre Pharmacy
Change of Ownership Memo - Cleveleys Pharmacy, 2 Anchorsholme Lane East
Change of Ownership Memo - Bispham Pharmacy, 119 Red Bank Road
308 Well Pharmacy, Dickson Rd (Increase in Supplementary Hours)
314 Well Pharmacy, Asda, Cherry Tree Rd (Increase in Supplementary Hours)
318 Whitworth's Chemist, Kingscote Dr, Layton (Change in Supplementary Hours)
323 Morrison's, Squires Gate (Change in Supplementary Hours)
327 Co-Operative Pharmacy, St Anne's Rd (Change in Supplementary Hours)
401 Lloyds Pharmacy, 109 Egerton Rd (Pharmacy Closure)
402 Lloyds Pharmacy, 21 South King St (Pharmacy Closure)
404 Lloyds Pharmacy, 525/527Lytham Rd (Pharmacy Closure)
35 APA Blackpool Ltd, City Learning Centre, FY3 7RW (Relocation)
38 The Prereg Training Co Ltd, Unit 2B, Premier House, FY4 4QQ (New Distance Selling Pharmacy)
39 The PreReg Training Co Ltd, Unit 2B, Premier House, FY4 4QQ (Change of Ownership)
422 Whitworth's Chemist, 292-294 Waterloo Rd (Reduction in Hours)