The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statutory report that is required to be produced by each local Health and Well Being Board (HWB) every three years or more frequently. The PNA is the means by which the community pharmaceutical services in a Health and Well Being Board area are reviewed and evaluations are made as to whether or not these services are adequately meeting the needs of the population.

The PNA should inform the commissioning of essential, enhanced and advanced services from community pharmacies by NHS England, and the commissioning of services from pharmacies by the Public Health department of the local authority and by other local commissioners such as the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Moreover, NHS England has the responsibility for using PNAs as the basis for determining ‘market-entry’ to the local pharmaceutical list. 

1 April 2022

Positive mental health and wellbeing are vital for building population good health. Our social circumstances, environment where we live, learn, work and play, economic factors, physical and mental health can all support good mental wellbeing.

This Mental Wellbeing Needs Assessment has been supported by partners from the Oxfordshire Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health and brings together a wide range of knowledge – from quantitative and qualitative existing data and reports, and views of stakeholders - to understand local needs and opportunities to improve mental wellbeing and reducing inequalities.

23 March 2022

Unemployment claimant count data (released 15 March 2022 by the Department of Work and Pensions) shows that the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Oxfordshire increased slightly between January 2022 and February 2022, from 10,670 to 10,765 (+0.9%).

look up file from Postcode to areas
2 March 2022

Falls are the largest cause of emergency hospital admissions for older people, and significantly impact on long term outcomes. Falls that results in injury can be very serious - approximately 1 in 20 older people living in the community experience a fracture or need hospitalisation after a fall.

This bitesize shows data from Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (released February 2022) on Emergency hospital admissions for falls injuries and for fractured neck of femur in persons aged 65 and over to 2020/21, with the trend for Oxfordshire county and the variation by district council area.

1 March 2022
A bitesize for the Oxfordshire housing-led population forecasts February 2022 update
28 February 2022
This is the data for the Oxfordshire housing-led population forecasts June 2021 update in excel format
28 February 2022


Oxfordshire County Council carries out an annual update to housing-led population forecasts to support planning for school places, social care and other services. These differ from the population projections provided by ONS in that they:

Older people living in deprived areas are more likely to be claiming disability caring allowance


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