Camden’s draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

Closes 23 Dec 2017

Opened 24 Oct 2017


Do you have a view on the pharmacy provision in your local area?

We are consulting on a report that looks at whether pharmacies in Camden meet the current and future needs of Camden residents. 

We are now inviting the views of Camden residents, pharmacies and anyone who engages with Camden pharmacies to make sure the report contains accurate information and that the conclusions are appropriate.

The report influences applications for new pharmacies and changes to existing pharmacies, as well as commissioning decisions about services delivered by pharmacies. However, it does not aim to set out the plan or vision for pharmaceutical services in the borough.

You can download the Camden Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment draft at the bottom of this page.

Your participation should take no longer than 10 minutes. All information you provide will be treated in strict confidence and will only be used for the purpose of the consultation, and will not be passed to anyone else.

The consultation will close on 23rd December 2017. You can contact us with any questions or request a hard copy of the survey or report at


What is a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)?

The ‘Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment’ looks at the current provision of pharmacies in Camden and how well they meet residents’ needs. It includes information on each of the pharmacies in the borough, including their opening hours, the types of services offered by each, and how frequently the services are used. We have looked at this information on a ward-by-ward basis, and by different areas of the borough to ensure that people across the borough all have access to pharmacies late at night and at the weekends, and that pharmacies are offering important services such as the Minor Ailments Scheme, smoking cessation support and seasonal influenza vaccination.


Our conclusions and recommendations

Based on this evidence, we have concluded that Camden’s pharmacy provision is suitable for Camden residents and the working population, and that there is sufficient capacity in the system to meet the needs of Camden’s population as it continues to grow.

However, we have also identified that there are areas for improvement, including ensuring that people are aware of available pharmacy services and opening hours, and addressing the areas where pharmacies can increase the provision of key public health programmes, such as Healthy Living Pharmacy. 


Answer the survey questions here


  • All Areas


  • Black and minority ethnic groups
  • Businesses
  • Carers
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Council staff
  • Council tenants
  • Councillors
  • Disabled people
  • Emergency services
  • Faith communities
  • Health service users
  • Landlords
  • Leaseholders
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Non-service users
  • Older people
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Other local service providers
  • Parents
  • Police
  • Residents
  • School staff
  • Service users
  • Statutory Groups
  • Ward Councillors


  • Community and living
  • Social care and health