As part of the New Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, HLP status will become part of Terms of Service from April 2020. This means that ALL community pharmacies will be contractually bound to have attained and/or maintained Level 1 status by this time.
Steps to ensure that your HLP status is up to date and being maintained:
- Will your registration have expired by April 2020? Click here to check.
- Do you have the required Leader and Health Champion/s still in post?
- Or maybe you are yet to gain your HLP Level 1 status?
Leadership Training – this can be carried out for FREE by undertaking the CPPE online e-learning module (takes around 8 hours). Click here
Health Champion Training (RSPH accredited) – this can be achieved online via Virtual Outcomes – it costs just £66 (including VAT) per trainee and the exam can be sat within the pharmacy under the supervision of a pharmacist. (Please remember that the health champion must be a full time person or made up of part time staff to full time equivalent.) Click here
How to become an HLP Level 1 or maintain status as an HLP Level 1 – Please click on this link: https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/locally-commissioned-services/healthy-living-pharmacies/ which gives a summary of what you need to do to become an HLP Level 1 or maintain your status (pharmacies need to re-accredit every two years)
Healthy Living Zone
As part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, each year pharmacies are required participate in up to six campaigns at the request of NHS England.
Previously, these campaigns were determined at a local level by NHS England teams, however PSNC has agreed with NHS England to set these campaigns at a national level so that all community pharmacy contractors participate in the same campaigns thus having a greater exposure to the target groups.
It has been agreed that the campaign topics should, wherever possible, support NHS England’s operational and public health priorities, such as winter pressures, smoking, obesity and alcohol.
Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Newsletter
Public Health England has created a HLP e-newsletter which they publish quarterly to help raise awareness of HLPs.
Please click on the links below to see.
If you would like to sign up to receive the quarterly HLP newsletter via email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To support World Antibiotic Awareness Week ( 18th – 22nd November 2019) the NHS & UCLAN have developed a free fun gaming app aimed at raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance. If you wish to display posters in your pharmacy you can download them here
Become a Dementia Friend
Learn about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. Click link below to become a Dementia Friend.
Alzheimers Society –www.alzheimers.org.uk
Dental factsheets for pharmacy teams
The Health Education England (HEE) teams across London and the South East have collaborated to produce a series of dental factsheets specifically for community pharmacy teams. They are intended to be used by patient-facing team members to help them deal with common dental and oral symptoms/conditions and signpost patients where appropriate. Download the resources here
Diabetes UK – www.diabetes.org.uk