How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (August 2019)

How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (August 2019)

August 29, 2019

This PSNC Briefing provides an overview of how to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 via the self-assessment route.

In July 2019, following negotiations between PSNC, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), HM Government agreed to make a five-year investment in community pharmacies. As part of this deal, it was agreed that from 1st April 2020, a requirement will be added to the Terms of Service that all pharmacies are HLPs Level 1.

It was also agreed that achieving HLP Level 1 status would be a quality criterion, which forms part of the Prevention composite bundle, for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20.

Contractors are reminded that if their pharmacy was accredited as an HLP Level 1 locally or through the profession led self-assessment process this accreditation is only valid for two years.

PSNC Briefing 033/19: How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1

If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please contact the PSNC Services Team.

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