About us

The Public Health and Social Research Unit is responsible for the evidence base to underpin strategic decision-making in West Sussex County Council and its partners.

We are a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled and experienced research team in both health and social research.

We lead on a number of statutory responsibilities, including the production of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment on behalf of the West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board, commissioning West Sussex Healthwatch and West Sussex County Council’s Research Governance process.

The unit can be segmented into three functions:

  1. Support to CCGs and other partners
  2. JSNA, Evidence & Evidence
  3. Social Research and Evaluation

Click on each of these links or use the side bar to find out more about these functions.