Community Pharmacy – Mandated Health Campaigns for 2021/2022

Community Pharmacy – Mandated Health Campaigns for 2021/2022

November 17, 2021

Community Pharmacy – Mandated Health Campaigns for 2021/2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) have agreed the national health campaigns, which community pharmacy contractors must participate in, covering the remainder of 2021/22.

The campaigns are:

Health campaign Campaign sponsor Campaign period
Winter vaccines Cabinet Office 22 November 2021 – 31 January 2022
Weight management Office for Health Improvement & Disparities 4 January – 31 January 2022
Smoking cessation Office for Health Improvement & Disparities. 21 February – 31 March 2022

Further information will be shared with Pharmacy Contractors and NHSEI regional teams closer to each campaign launch date so you are aware of when you will receive printed resources, where other social media and digital resources are available,  the campaign delivery dates and if data collection and completion of mandatory evaluation is required.

This means that for 2021/22 there will be four mandatory health campaigns that contractors must participate in (in May 2021, contractors were asked to participate in a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, focused on informing the public about the vaccine and encouraging them to take it up when offered to them).

Winter vaccines campaign

The Winter vaccines campaign, which is the next health campaign will begin next Monday (22nd November 2021). This is the second mandated health campaign for 2021/22, and campaign materials should arrive in pharmacies by Royal Mail before the start of the campaign.

Contractors will not be required to record the number of people to whom information is provided or any additional information for the Winter vaccines campaign. However, contractors may be asked to provide voluntary feedback at the end of the campaign.

If contractors have not received the campaign materials by 1st December 2021, they should email stating the pharmacy’s name, address and the name of the campaign that campaign materials are missing for.

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