Additional HLP Resources
Please find attached some links to resources and tools may be helpful for HLP leads to be aware of. Please use these resources and tools to initiate, update or develop some of your initiatives across HLPs.
- Action on cardiovascular disease: getting serious about prevention
- Tackling high blood pressure through community pharmacy
- NHS Health Check
- NHS Health Check on NHS Choices
- Tackling high blood pressure: From evidence into action
- Heart Age tool
- High value intervention in atrial fibrillation
- NHS RightCare CVD prevention pathway
- NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
Physical activity – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/start-active-stay-active-infographics-on-physical-activity and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-getting-every-adult-active-every-day
Appointment of Pharmacist Clinical Champion to lead work on upskilling pharmacists on physical activity clinical care.
PHE has appointed a Pharmacist Physical Activity Clinical Champion to work in the northwest of England and undertake strategic national work on upskilling pharmacists to embed brief interventions for physical activity within patient care, in their everyday interactions.
The Physical Activity Clinical Champions Programme uses practising healthcare professionals to deliver free, peer-to-peer training and has trained over 5,000 healthcare professionals on the benefits and practical approaches to embed physical activity within patient care. This links to an action within the national Sport Strategy and the ‘Moving Professionals’ domain of the physical activity framework for England, Everybody Active Every Day, as part of a new national Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme led by Public Health England and Sport England. There will be training across the Northwest, as well as an undertaking to work across the pharmacy sector nationally to increase prioritisation and action on Physical activity.
Key resources for those interest in this area include: PHE’s Health Matters publication on physical activity and a suite of free e-learning CPD modules on BMJ Learning on physical activity and health, and motivational interviewing.
The training will be delivered in northwest England and there is a footprint of medical clinical champions who can also deliver training across the country. More details of how to access this free training can be found on the attached flyer or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyday interactions toolkit, published by the Royal Society for Public Health and Public Health England in June 2017. aims to help healthcare professionals record and measure their impact on public health. This is so important, so it can help to build the evidence base for the contributions that pharmacy teams make to improve the health of people in this country. I would urge you to use this publication as a way of encouraging staff to record their interventions. This information can then help to build the evidence base for pharmacy’s contribution to public health. http://www.aptuk.org/media/dynamic/files/2017/06/20/FINAL_REPORTV2.pdf.
Everyday Interactions focusses on the public health impact of four of the key healthcare professions within the wider workforce: nurses and midwives, dentists, allied health professionals and pharmacists (although we hope it will have wider appeal) and aims to support these healthcare professionals as they record and measure their public health impact.