The PNA is an improtant document for pharmacy contractors as it it is used to plan services and inform pharmacy contract applications.
It is very important that the council have accurate information about pharmacies in the area to ensure an accurate PNA is produced.
Each Pharmacy must provide this information to the council and to make this easier they are collecting it electronically via PHARMOUTOCMES. A new module should now be available for you to fill. This will be located with all the there services when you log in.
Please make sure you fill this in for your pharmacy. If you feel you are unable to fill this in for your pharmacy please make sure your manager / area manager / owner is aware of this email and the need to fill in this questionaire.
The council have asked this to be done in the next 2 weeks so the deadline is 30th July however we would encourage you to do this straight away and not leave it to the last minute.
Please Note this is for Gateshead contractors only.
South Tyneside council will be working on their PNA separately and we will communicate about this in due course.
As part of the PNA the council would like to gauge public opinion. They are doing this via a number of routes and have asked if Pharmacies will be willing to print 10 of the questionaires below and put them on the counter. The questionnaires can either be posted back to the council via the address below or entered via the web address.
Chief Executives Dept,