Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP)
Hypertension in Young Adults – Understanding the Silent Killer [Guide]
NHS Digital data reports that 14% of men and 11% of women in the UK have untreated high blood pressure (hypertension). Young adults make up a minority in these figures but many are still at risk due to poor diet, family medical history, and lifestyle factors that, if not managed, can lead to more serious complications in later life.
So I wanted to help raise awareness by sharing this useful guide called “What young adults need to know about high blood pressure” – https://www.londondoctorsclinic.co.uk/services/blood-tests/young-adults-guide-to-blood-pressure/
It contains useful information such as:
What young people should know about hypertension – what causes it, important statistics in the UK, the COVID-19 risk factor, and how this condition affects the body in the long term.
Managing high blood pressure – How to seek medical help and advice to diagnose this condition, questions to ask your GP, diet and lifestyle changes to make, and risk factors during pregnancy.
Essential advice for those struggling to handle the condition mentally, opening up to family and friends, and understanding the non-health side effects (e.g. driving or insurance policy requirements).
Links to other useful medical resources and organisations to support people of all ages who are living with hypertension.
Presentations for the HLC Update Event – 30th January 2019
Drink Wise Age Well Presentation can be found here. This contains useful facts and guidance to share with the local community.
HLP Action Out in the Field:
Above – National Elf Day Friday 7 Dec raising awareness and money for Alzheimer’s Society – well done to all involved at Vantage, Manor Top again!
See below, Staff at Norfolk Park Pharmacy taking part in May Measurement Month. Second patient measured had very high readings and was referred straight to the GP.
Healthy Living Pharmacy Resources
See the link to the map of registered HLPs and click on Yorkshire and Humber to check your own entry here:
Dance To Health
Health and Wellbeing Events
Diabetes Prevention Programme
2016 HLP Quality Criteria and Self-Assessment Process
Due to the new national HLP Initiative and Community Pharmacies across Sheffield becoming accredited as Healthy Living Pharmacies, through the available training routes, we have removed the previous list of pharmacies who were accredited via the CCG supported service. However, we want to build on the brilliant work which these earlier HLP adopters undertook and we will be working to update this website to offer additional resources which will be of benefit to you all. In the meantime, there are some resources which have been sent out by the Department of Health (shown immediately below) and some historical resources are below that, which may remain of interest.
HIV TESTING WEEK (18-24 NOVEMBER / WORLD AIDS DAY (1 DECEMBER): SCC Public Health colleagues have a programme of comms activity planned to support National HIV Testing Week and World Aids Day in partnership with the Sexual Health Service and PlusMe.
There are vairouis materials available which pharmacies may wish to access to display. 56% of all new HIV diagnoses in Sheffield are made at late stage which significantly impacts on a person’s morbidity and life expectancy. Sheffield’s citywide HIV prevalence is 1.8 per 1,000 residents (aged 15-59) and in some areas of the city the prevalence exceeds 4 per 1,000 residents (aged 15-59). This has to be addressed through increased testing and earlier diagnosis.
General Practice plays a key role in raising awareness, reducing stigma and normalising testing.
If you would like to promote National HIV Testing Week in your pharmacy by displaying posters/leaflets they can be ordered via http://hperesource.nflex.co.uk/ https://www.hivpreventionengland.org.uk/order-resources/ Alternatively you can access supplies of the above display materials/leaflets and red ribbons to support World Aids Day by contacting email@example.com
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) information click here
Department of Health Published HLP Resources:
- Action on cardiovascular disease: getting serious about prevention
- Tackling high blood pressure through community pharmacy
- NHS Health Check
- NHS Health Check on NHS Choices
- Tackling high blood pressure: From evidence into action
- Heart Age tool
- High value intervention in atrial fibrillation
- NHS RightCare CVD prevention pathway
- NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
Physical activity – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/start-active-stay-active-infographics-on-physical-activity and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-getting-every-adult-active-every-day
Appointment of Pharmacist Clinical Champion to lead work on up-skilling pharmacists on physical activity clinical care.
PHE has appointed Bev Hall as the first Pharmacist Physical Activity Clinical Champion to work in the northwest of England and undertake strategic national work on up-skilling pharmacists to embed brief interventions for physical activity within patient care, in their everyday interactions.
The Physical Activity Clinical Champions Programme uses practising healthcare professionals to deliver free, peer-to-peer training and has trained over 5,000 healthcare professionals on the benefits and practical approaches to embed physical activity within patient care. This links to an action within the national Sport Strategy and the ‘Moving Professionals’ domain of the physical activity framework for England, Everybody Active Every Day, as part of a new national Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme led by Public Health England and Sport England. Bev will be delivering training across the Northwest, as well as undertaking work across the pharmacy sector nationally to increase prioritisation and action on Physical activity.
Key resources for those interest in this area include: PHE’s Health Matters publication on physical activity and a suite of free e-learning CPD modules on BMJ Learning on physical activity and health, and motivational interviewing.
Bev will be delivering training in northwest England and there is a footprint of medical clinical champions who can also deliver training across the country. More details of how to access this free training can be found on the attached flier or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyday interactions toolkit, published by the Royal Society for Public Health and Public Health England in June 2017 aims to help healthcare professionals record and measure their impact on public health. This is so important, so it can help to build the evidence base for the contributions that pharmacy teams make to improve the health of people in this country. I would urge you to use this publication as a way of encouraging staff to record their interventions. This information can then help to build the evidence base for pharmacy’s contribution to public health. http://www.aptuk.org/media/dynamic/files/2017/06/20/FINAL_REPORTV2.pdf.
Everyday Interactions focuses on the public health impact of four of the key healthcare professions within the wider workforce: nurses and midwives, dentists, allied health professionals and pharmacists (although we hope it will have wider appeal) and aims to support these healthcare professionals as they record and measure their public health impact.
Resource Links compiled by Jo Tsoneva (CCG)through her work with early HLP Adopters – see HLP useful websites Aug 17.
A guide to Healthy Living Pharmacies in Sheffield was jointly published by the former NHS Sheffield and Sheffield LPC (now Community Pharmacy Sheffield). The City was one of 20 pathfinders sites across the country implementing the Healthy Living Pharmacy initiative, which aimed to reduce health inequalities and prevent poor health by using community pharmacy staff to promote healthy living, provide well-being advice and services, and support people to self‐care and manage long‐term conditions. Download the guide: NHS Sheffield Healthy Living Pharmacy Guide Download Support Materials: Presentations from Training Event 12 July 2013
Sheffield Healthy Living Pharmacy Guide
A guide to Healthy Living Pharmacies in Sheffield was jointly published by the former NHS Sheffield and Sheffield LPC (now Community Pharmacy Sheffield).
The City was one of 20 pathfinders sites across the country implementing the Healthy Living Pharmacy initiative, which aimed to reduce health inequalities and prevent poor health by using community pharmacy staff to promote healthy living, provide well-being advice and services, and support people to self‐care and manage long‐term conditions.
Download the guide: NHS Sheffield Healthy Living Pharmacy Guide
Download Support Materials:
Presentations from Training Event 12 July 2013