Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1


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Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1

Points available: 15 points (£480-£960) available.

Key changes since last time:

  • 80% of all pharmacy staff who provide health advice to the public must have completed the CPPE children’s oral health training assessment.
  • If you achieved HLP Level 1 before 16th February 2017, you need to re-accredit your pharmacy – HLP Level 1 accreditation only lasts two years.
  • If you are not yet a HLP Level 1 pharmacy, we advise you to register with the Royal Society for Public Health by 31st January 2019.

Requirements:

  • Your pharmacy must be a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (self-assessment) on Friday 15th February 2019, AND
  • 80% of staff working at the pharmacy (including pharmacy professionals) who provide health advice to the public must have successfully completed the CPPE children’s oral health training assessment. This is open to staff who are not registered pharmacy professionals

Evidence required:

Pharmacies need evidence of:

  • HLP Level 1 achievement
  • CPPE children’s oral health assessment

Evidence for CPPE children’s oral health assessment

All pharmacies need evidence that 80% of all staff who provide healthcare advice to the public have completed the CPPE children’s oral health assessment:

  • The 80% is based on headcount, not full-time equivalent staff numbers.
  • Keep printed copies of your staff’s CPPE certificates.

Evidence for HLP Level 1 achievement

The requirements vary, depending on when you achieved/achieve HLP Level 1, so please check the following information carefully. You may need to re-accredit your pharmacy as HLP Level 1 to claim the Quality Payment, so don’t assume you will automatically qualify.

1. Pharmacies that achieved HLP Level 1 before 16th February 2017 You must re-accredit your pharmacy as accreditation only lasts two years. To do this:

2. Pharmacies that haven’t achieved HLP Level 1 yet You will need to appear on the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) register of healthy living pharmacies on 15th February 2019. To achieve this:

  • Check you meet the Public Health England requirements for HLP Level 1, including any training required (see below)
  • Complete the online version of the RSPH self-assessment to register your pharmacy as HLP Level 1. To do that, fill in the boxes on this webpage and follow the instructions. (You may find it helpful to use a Word version of the form to prepare your submission but you must then copy and paste this into the relevant boxes on the webpage.)
  • We strongly advise you to register by 31st January as it can take 10 working days for RSPH to process registrations – you need to be on the register on 15th February to claim the Quality Payment.
  • Keep a copy of your submission and any correspondence from RSPH relating to your registration.
3. Pharmacies that achieved HLP Level 1 since 16th February 2017 via the RSPH self-assessment process If you achieved HLP Level 1 via this national scheme (introduced in February 2017), your pharmacy should be listed on the RSPH register of healthy living pharmacies. To check this:

  • Go to the RSPH register, click on the North West part of the map and find your pharmacy.
  • If you’re listed, you don’t need any additional evidence of your HLP Level 1 status.
  • If you’re not listed, contact RSPH urgently to ask why – then take any further action required.
4. Pharmacies that achieved HLP Level 1 since 16th February 2017 via a local HLP scheme Some pharmacies were accredited as HLP Level 1 by local commissioners. If this was before 16th February 2017, you need to re-accredit your pharmacy (see box 1 above). If it was on or after 16th February 2017, you need:

  • A copy of the signed and dated documentation showing when you achieved HLP Level 1.
  • You DON’T need to complete the RSPH self-assessment form or register on the RSPH website.

Training to achieve HLP Level 1:

The requirements for HLP Level 1 status include:

HLP Leadership training:

At least one pharmacist must have completed HLP Leadership training covering the areas set out on pages 6-7 of the PHE guidance. This can be done in-house (where available) or from an external provider. Examples include:

HLP Health Champions training:

At least one full-time equivalent member of pharmacy staff (e.g. a counter assistant) must have completed a recognised RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement course. GMLPC and Bolton LPC are offering this training FREE in central Manchester on 31st January and 1st February (two-day course) to help your pharmacy achieve HLP Level 1. Find out more & book. You can also access this training from other providers.

Full guidance from NHS England

This tip-sheet is just a summary. You should also read the full NHS England guidance.

You may also find this longer HLP Level 1 briefing from PSNC helpful, and it includes links to toolkits to help pharmacies that have not yet achieved HLP Level 1.