Have your say on the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for East Sussex

Closed 1 Jun 2017

Opened 3 Apr 2017


We want to know what you think about our assessment of the needs of the population of East Sussex for pharmacy services.

Does the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (or PNA) meet the needs of the local population and fully cover all of the issues that you think are important?

The draft PNA sets out the national context, local population health needs, current service provision, access to services, patient experience and professional feedback. The conclusions and recommendations summarise local need, any gaps and how to improve services.

You can download PDFs of the PNA documents in the related section at the bottom of this webpage, or you can read them online using these links:

If you would like us to email or post you a copy of the PNA documents please contact us (see details on the right).

Why We Are Consulting

Every Health and Wellbeing Board in England has a statutory responsibility to publish and update a statement of the need for pharmaceutical services in its area. East Sussex’s first PNA was published in 2014. We need to agree an updated PNA, covering 2017 to 2020, by July this year.

The aim of the assessment is to set out the current pharmaceutical services available in East Sussex, identify any gaps in services and make recommendations on future development. The PNA will be used by the NHS to decide whether to approve applications for new pharmacies in the county and by commissioners to identify local health needs that could be addressed by pharmacy services.

How to take part
You can share your feedback on the PNA by completing the online feedback form, using the form to upload a Word/PDF document, or emailing your comments to us, giving your email the subject heading 'PNA consultation' (see contact details on the right). You can also write to us at: PNA consultation, East C, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent,Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UE.

If you have any questions about the consultation, or need help to take part, please contact us on the details to the right.

Help and advice for people with a learning disability: If you need help to have your say, please ask someone you trust such as a support worker or carer. If you don’t have anyone to help you, please download the help to get involved leaflet below.

What happens next?
We will consider everything people tell us in the consultation and the evidence they provide to support their argument. Where there is clear evidence or feedback, we will update the PNA to reflect what we’ve learned.

The Health and Wellbeing Board will consider the final draft of the PNA at its meeting on 25 July.


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