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Views On What Cumbrian Public Want From Their Pharmacies Needed

Cumbria’ Health and Wellbeing Board is seeking the views of the public, pharmacies and other interested organisations about provision of pharmacy services in Cumbria.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Health and Wellbeing Boards are now responsible for developing regular Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNA) for their area. Previously, NHS primary care trusts carried out these routine assessments which act as a guide for people wishing to open new pharmacies or dispensaries in Cumbria, or if existing pharmacies wish to expand. The last PNA was carried out in Cumbria in 2011.

From 1 May to 30 May, the public, pharmacies and all interested parties can help shape Cumbria’s new PNA at

The feedback will be to help develop a draft PNA which will be published later this year for a formal 60-day consultation