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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

The Health Board is under a statutory obligation to draft, consult upon and publish a pharmaceutical needs assessment in accordance with the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Wales) Regulations 2013 by 1 October 2021. 

The pharmaceutical needs assessment is designed to assess the current provision of pharmaceutical services (ie those services that the health board commissions from pharmacies, dispensing appliance contractors and dispensing doctors), have regard to any specified future circumstance where the current position may materially change and identify any current and future gaps in pharmaceutical services. The pharmaceutical needs assessment assists the health board in determining applications by pharmacies, dispensing appliance contractors and dispensing doctors for new, additional or relocated premises, changes to opening hours or the provision of more pharmaceutical services.