Pharmaceutical needs assessment

Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory duty to complete a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA). The PNA seeks to identify those local health needs which could be met by the provision of pharmaceutical services. Lancashire-12's PNA presents information about the demographics and health priorities of the local population alongside a detailed picture of current pharmaceutical provision. The PNA is used as the basis for decision making in response to application for new pharmacies.

The PNA is a key document which will be used by NHS England to inform decisions regarding applications for new or changes to existing pharmaceutical services. The PNA will also be used by NHS England to make decisions in the commissioning of NHS-funded services that can be provided by local community pharmacies. In addition, local authorities and clinical commissioning groups can also use the PNA when commissioning services to meet local health needs and priorities.

Lancashire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2015

The executive summary and full PNA are available from the key documents panel on the right of this page, alongside the pharmacy opening hours. Please note, as the PNA is a large document it has been split into nine parts.

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.


Pharmaceutical change memos

280 Whitworth Chemists Ltd, Layton Medical Centre - supplementary hours

281 Warburtons Chemist, Lord Street, Fleetwood - supplementary hours

283 Rowlands Pharmacy, Liverpool Road, Burscough - supplementary hours

284 Lloyds, Blackburn Road, Accrington - closure

285 Geloo Brothers TA Montague Pharmacy, Oakenshurst Road - core hours

286 Leedhams Pharmacy, Keighley Road, Colne - supplementary hours 

287 Tesco Pharmacy, Buckshaw Village - core hours

288 Rowlands Pharmacy, Buckshaw Village - supplementary hours

289 Brierfield Pharmacy - notice of closure

294 Ashton Pharmacy, Foster building, Preston - supplementary and core hours

295 Well Pharmacy, Market Street, Carnforth - supplementary hours

296 Montague Pharmacy, Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn - supplementary and core hours

297 Well Pharmacy, Blackburn Road, Accrington - supplementary hours

298 Rowlands Pharmacy, Lyndale, Skelmersdale - supplementary hours

299 Rowlands Pharmacy, Birleywood, Skelmersdale - supplementary hours

301 Withnell Pharmacy, Bury Lane, Chorley - supplementary hours

302 Higher Greaves Pharmacy, Scotforth Road, Lancaster - supplementary hours

303 Morrison's, Mariners Way, Preston - supplementary hours

304 Waterfoot Pharmacy, Burnley Road East, Waterfoot - notice of closure

307 Leyland Late Night Pharmacy, Hough Lane, Leyland - core hours

311 Warburtons Chemist, Lord Street, Fleetwood - supplementary hours

312 Farmaceuticals Healthcare Ltd, Barkerhouse Road, Nelson

Morecambe Bay CCG - Ash Tree Surgery, Carnforth - cessation of dispensing

Page updated October 2017

Health and care services

Health PNA key documents

Pan-Lancashire PNA 2018

Communications plan (PDF 251 KB)

Project plan (XLS 62 KB)

Steering group terms of reference (PDF 1 KB)