Reports and Dissemination

Reports and Dissemination

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

A pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA) is a document describing where community pharmacies are located, how services are currently delivered and what the current and potential need for pharmacy services in Newcastle will be. The purpose of the document in two-fold:

  1. To determine if there are sufficient community pharmacies to meet the needs of Newcastle’s population.
  2. To determine other services which could be delivered by community pharmacies to meet the identified health needs of the population.

View most recent PNA report for Newcastle for 2022-2025 and the integrated impact assessment.


Newcastle Future Needs Assessment

Partners in Newcastle, led by the Wellbeing for Life Board, have committed to working together through a single policy approach, called the Newcastle Future Needs Assessment (NFNA).  The NFNA provides an integrated, coherent and evidence-based means of partners working together to determine priorities in the city.

The NFNA is the way in which we fulfil our statutory responsibilities for undertaking a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment but we are also developing it to fulfil other requirements for assessments or evidence-based planning.

The NFNA aims to be:

  • Holistic
    To draw not just on statistical data, but other sources of knowledge such as the insights of practitioners and local people.
  • Participatory
    Based on dialogue and joint thinking through which people develop shared understanding of the issues facing the city.
  • Forward-looking
    To help us anticipate the future and take collective action to shape it.
  • Value-informed
    Shaped by our values, particularly those of fairness and inclusion.
  • Integrated
    To inform different levels and types of policy and strategic activity whether undertaken together or individually by partners.


Did you know?

In March 2014, we ended the most intensive development phase for the Newcastle Future Needs Assessment

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Need more information?

You can visit the Wellbeing for Life website to learn more about the Wellbeing for Life Board, and its actions, which is now led by elected members. The Board works to improve the wellbeing and health of everyone in the city, with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities. The agenda and minutes of the Board are also publicly available in the council's website.