Updated PSNC health promotion ideas for pharmacy teams hub page

Updated PSNC health promotion ideas for pharmacy teams hub page

May 8, 2017

In February 2017, a new health promotion ideas for pharmacy teams hub page was launched on the PSNC website to support community pharmacy teams in holding health promotion events/campaigns. The hub has now had more public health topics added; topics currently included are:

  • alcohol;
  • cancer;
  • healthy eating and obesity;
  • men’s health;
  • mental health and wellbeing;
  • oral health;
  • physical activity;
  • self-care;
  • sexual health;
  • smoking; and
  • substance misuse.

Contractors are also reminded that PSNC has published PSNC Briefing 011/17: Healthy Living Pharmacy – Holding a health promotion event/campaign which provides guidance for community pharmacy contractors and their teams on holding a health promotion event/campaign.

As outlined in the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 quality criteria, HLPs and pharmacies aspiring to be an HLP are expected to undertake community outreach initiatives or in-pharmacy promotional campaigns. The HLP quality criteria also states that an HLP’s Health Promotion Zone resources should be updated at least every two months to ensure information provided is relevant, up-to-date and appropriate.

Other PSNC resources

Contractors are reminded of the other PSNC resources that have been created to assist contractors with achieving HLP Level 1 status:

PSNC Briefing 047/17: Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 – This PSNC Briefing provides an overview of how contractors can achieve HLP Level 1.

HLP Level 1 Evidence Portfolio Workbook – Pharmacy teams can use the Workbook to guide them through the HLP quality criteria and assist them with recording their evidence to show they have reached HLP Level 1.

HLP Level 1 checklist – A checklist detailing the 27 quality criteria that need to be met before contractors can register as a HLP Level 1.

HLP Level 1 flow chart – A flow chart detailing the process that contractors should follow to become a HLP Level 1.

Further information on HLPs can be found at: psnc.org.uk/hlp

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