Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Support for Self Care


Support for Self Care

Pharmacies will help manage minor ailments and common conditions, by the provision of advice and where appropriate, the sale of medicines, including dealing with referrals from NHS Direct/NHS 111. Records will be kept where the pharmacist considers it relevant to the care of the patient.

The Support for Self Care Specification can be accessed here.

Click here for information on the Somerset Minor Ailments Scheme 

Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles

Each year pharmacies are required participate in up to six campaigns at the request of NHS England. This involves the display and distribution of leaflets provided by NHS England.

In addition, pharmacies are required undertake prescription-linked interventions on major areas of public health concern, such as encouraging smoking cessation.

The Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles Specification can be accessed here.