Becoming and maintaining HLP status to meet the new requirements

Becoming and maintaining HLP status to meet the new requirements

November 20, 2020

The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) requirements will become part of the new Terms of Service for all pharmacies from 1st January 2021. NHS England and NHS Improvement’s (NHSE&I) regulations guidance, due to be published shortly, will set out the full requirements for compliance, but contractors can also find the details in our HLP website section. To support contractors, PSNC have published additional resources to provide supplementary guidance and tools to assist with either implementation or ongoing review of the HLP status.

While most pharmacies in England have previously met the Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (HLP) requirements, following local initiatives with commissioners or the Pharmacy Quality Scheme, the transition to Terms of Service will require all contractors to carry out some actions:

For pharmacies previously accredited or self-declared as HLPs

  1. Read through the HLP section in NHSE&I’s Regulations Guidance (when published – the requirements are also set out in our HLP website section); then
  2. Review the HLP checklist to ensure your portfolio of evidence is up-to-date and meets the requirements of the regulations.

For pharmacies that are not yet HLPs

  1. Read through the HLP section in NHSE&I’s Regulations Guidance (when published – the requirements are also set out in the three framework requirements pages above);
  2. Work through the requirements as set out in the NHSE&I Regulations Guidance and compile your evidence to enable you to show you meet the requirements. Contractors can choose to use PSNC’s HLP Evidence Portfolio Workbook to support them to meet the requirements of the Terms of Service; and
  3. Then follow the actions to take once a contractor has met the HLP requirements.

All contractors will need to retain at the pharmacy a portfolio of evidence together with a completed assessment of compliance signed by a pharmacist to demonstrate that they meet the HLP requirements.

Access the HLP webpages here

 



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