Healthy Living Pharmacy


Community pharmacies have an important role to play in offering health and wellbeing advice and services. Under the healthy living pharmacies scheme, pharmacies are awarded a quality mark of excellence by City and Hackney public health and their partners, assuring people using them of their high standards of service and care.

Healthy living pharmacies:

  • are identifiable to the public and other healthcare professionals
  • actively promote healthy living and wellbeing as a core activity
  • seek to improve health and wellbeing in the local area, with the community’s health at the centre of all they do
  • are accessible and approachable
  • are valued and trusted
  • have a pharmacist who has undertaken leadership training and leads the pharmacy team in delivering the healthy living pharmacy ethos
  • have a health champion who has undertaken health champion training
  • consistently deliver a range of contracted and commissioned services of high quality
  • maintain their premises to a high professional standard, with private consultation facilities and with appropriate IT availability and accessibility
  • work closely with other healthcare providers

How to apply

You can apply to become a healthy living pharmacy when your pharmacy team feels ready to become accredited.

You must indicate that you meet each of the service requirements and quality criteria detailed in the brochure [pdf, 426.77Kb] .

Submit your application form, along with your supporting evidence, to public.health@hackney.gov.uk.