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25Pharmaceutical needs assessments

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After section 128 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41) insert—

128APharmaceutical needs assessments

(1)Each Primary Care Trust must in accordance with regulations—

(a)assess needs for pharmaceutical services in its area, and

(b)publish a statement of its first assessment and of any revised assessment.

(2)The regulations must make provision—

(a)as to information which must be contained in a statement;

(b)as to the extent to which an assessment must take account of likely future needs;

(c)specifying the date by which a Primary Care Trust must publish the statement of its first assessment;

(d)as to the circumstances in which a Primary Care Trust must make a new assessment.

(3)The regulations may in particular make provision—

(a)as to the pharmaceutical services to which an assessment must relate;

(b)requiring a Primary Care Trust to consult specified persons about specified matters when making an assessment;

(c)as to the manner in which an assessment is to be made;

(d)as to matters to which a Primary Care Trust must have regard when making an assessment.

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