West Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing board pharmaceutical needs assessment questionnaire
Consultation Closes 21 Mar 2021.
Government legislation has now been passed to create a new West Northamptonshire unitary council serving the areas of Daventry District, Northampton and South Northants, and a new North Northamptonshire unitary authority serving Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and East Northants.
These two new councils will start providing services to the residents and businesses of Northamptonshire in April and two Health and Wellbeing Boards will be created, one for each of the new unitary councils.
The aim of the Health and Wellbeing Board is to secure:
- better health and wellbeing outcomes in the region
- better quality of care for all patients and care users
- better value for the taxpayer.
In doing so, the Health and Wellbeing Board brings together the NHS, local councils, the Police and other services.
The Health and Wellbeing Board for West Northamptonshire Council will be under a statutory obligation to draft, consult upon and publish a pharmaceutical needs assessment in accordance with the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013, as amended, by 1 April 2022. Work started in the summer of 2020 in order to meet this duty with the assistance of Primary Care Commissioning Community Interest Company (PCC).
The pharmaceutical needs assessment is designed to assess the current provision of pharmaceutical services (ie those services that NHS England and NHS Improvement commissions from pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractors), 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 NHS England and NHS Improvement in determining applications by pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractors for new, additional or relocated premises, changes to opening hours or the provision of more pharmaceutical services.
Whilst not falling within the legal definition of 'pharmaceutical services', there may be services currently commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council or NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group that inform the conclusions reached in this process and may assist those organisations in considering their commissioning intentions of other local services from pharmacies.
For more information and the questionnaire visit West Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing board pharmaceutical needs assessment questionnaire - Northamptonshire County Council - Citizen Space
Consultation closes 13th March.
This consultation paper sets out a number of questions relating to the effectiveness of Strand 2 (land owned by a local authority or certain other public bodies) of the Right to Contest under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 operated by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
For more information and the consultation paper visit Right to Regenerate: reform of the Right to Contest - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)