Next publication date for PNAs deferred by 6 months

At the end of last week, DHSC announced that due to ongoing COVID-19 pressures across all sectors, the requirement to publish renewed Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNAs) will be suspended until October 2022 – an extra six months. The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 will be updated to reflect this change in due course.

The announcement followed requests by PSNC and Local Authorities.

Find out more about the deferral of PNAs