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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Welcome to our Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which presents a picture of pharmaceutical service provision across Blackburn and Darwen. The PNA reviews both access and adequacy of services currently provided and how these could be developed further.

Community pharmacies support the health and well-being of the population of Blackburn with Darwen in partnership with our community services and GP practices. Services can be directed towards addressing health inequalities and supporting self-care in areas of greatest need. So mapping service provision and identifying gaps in need are essential to afford NHS Blackburn with Darwen the market intelligence it needs to take forward appropriate and cost-effective commissioning of services.