Supporting Pharmacy Contractors in
The LPC represents all pharmacy contractors in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. The main aim of the LPC is to ensure that all stakeholders and commissioners are aware of the potential of community pharmacy and the services they can provide. We aim to support and keep contractors up to date with all necessary information.
The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) framework is a tiered commissioning framework aimed at achieving consistent delivery of a broad range of high quality services through community pharmacies to meet local need, improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and helping to reduce health inequalities.
Within a community pharmacy, Health Champions (HCs) are members of the pharmacy team who are trained and accredited to provide customers with health and wellbeing advice. The key role of an HC is to provide customers with information about their health and signpost them to other community services (e.g. commissioned NHS Enhanced & Locally Commissioned Pharmacy Services) that will help them to adopt healthier lifestyles and access the support they need. HCs have achieved the Royal Society for Public Health (RPSH) Understanding Health Improvement Level 2 accreditation.
Resources for Health Champion: www.southlondonhealthychampions.co.uk