Still time to have your say on pharmacy services

Still time to have your say on pharmacy services


Worthing residents still have time to have their say on pharmacy services in West Sussex and how they’re provided. 

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is an up-to-date statement, published by the West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB), of the needs for pharmaceutical services in the county.

A survey earlier this year to residents and pharmaceutical service providers helped inform the development of the new draft PNA, which details the provision of these services across West Sussex.

It aims to look at whether they meet the current and future needs of the population, and identifies any gaps in service provision.

The role of pharmacies is to do much more than just dispense medicines. They can play an important role in providing health services and healthy living advice.

Pharmaceutical providers are also on the front line for responding to health emergencies, including pandemics.

The draft PNA document remains available for public comment until Tuesday September 23rd.

The document can be viewed online, where a consultation response is available to give your feedback.

For anyone who doesn’t have internet access, the PNA can be viewed online for free at Worthing library.

A hard copy can also be requested by contacting Aloisia Katsande at West Sussex County Council:

Phone: 0330 22 5602 or Caroline Melling: 0330 22 2382, or email:

The final PNA will be published on the West Sussex County Council website by April 2015.

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