Decision details

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


From 1 April 2013, every Health and Wellbeing Board in England has had the statutory responsibility to publish and keep up-to-date a statement of the pharmaceutical needs of the population. The Board is asked to give delegated authority to the Director of Public Health  to complete the work on their behalf.


Dr Nicola Lang, Director of Public Health, presented the report.


Members commented upon the importance of pharmacies and pharmacists to the health service, as demonstrated by the Vanguard programme, and related funding cuts. It was queried whether the Local Pharmaceutical Committee was being consulted, to which it was responded in the positive.



1.    Authority for producing Sutton’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment be delegated to the Director of Public Health.

2.    The draft Terms of Reference for the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Steering Group be agreed.

Report author: Clare Ridsdill-Smith

Publication date: 21/12/2016

Date of decision: 05/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2016 - Health and Wellbeing Board

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