Have your say on pharmacy services

CabKeithGlazier (Small)Pharmacy users in East Sussex are being asked to help shape the service they receive by taking part in an online questionnaire.

East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board is asking people to answer a short series of questions to provide a ‘snapshot’ of people’s views on pharmacy services on offer across the county.

The results of the questionnaire will help inform the decisions made by the local authority and the NHS about the services needed to meet the health and social care needs of people in the county.

Board chairman Keith Glazier said: “In recent years, pharmacies have been taking an increasingly important role in helping people to stay healthy.

“Pharmacists do far more than just dispense medicines, offering advice and support in areas such as sexual health and quitting smoking.

“It’s important in planning for the future that we establish whether people feel they have access to the services they need, when and where they need them.”

The confidential questionnaire includes questions on which services people have used in the past 12 months, whether they can easily find an open pharmacy offering the help they need at a convenient time, and how pharmacies might be enhanced to offer a broader range of services.

The health and wellbeing board, comprised of East Sussex County Council members, council officers and doctors, is aimed at improving health and wellbeing across the county.

The survey, which runs until Friday 29 November 2013 can be completed online