Suffolk Public Health Campaigns
Public Health (Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles)
All health promotion has been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic which remains pharmacy teams priority until further notice.
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 to undertake prescription-linked interventions on major areas of public health concern, such as encouraging smoking cessation.
PSNC guidance on provision of materials for the six public health campaigns: if leaflets and posters or other patient literature are to form part of a public health campaign these should be provided to the pharmacy contractor by NHS England or alternatively a source of free leaflets, such as the Department of Health (DH) order line, could be highlighted prior to the start of the campaign. It is not a requirement of the service for the contractor to purchase leaflets, or to go online and download and print leaflets.
NHS England have taken the step of agreeing Public Health Campaign topics nationally with PSNC. They have now reached agreement on the following list:
|Campaign Period||Campaign Title|
|1) mid-February – mid-March 2019||Help Us Help You Pharmacy campaign (formerly Stay Well Pharmacy)|
|2) mid-May to mid-June 2019||Children’s oral health/Smile Month (in line with the training currently being incentivised by QPS)|
|3) September 2019||Antimicrobial resistance|
|4) October 2019||Stoptober|
|5) November/December 2019||Help Us Help You main Winter campaign (formerly Stay Well this Winter)|
|6) January 2020||Alcohol|
Printable version (pdf) – Health campaigns 2019-20
Printable version (word) – Health campaigns 2019-20
Current Campaign Resources
COVID-19 campaign information:
Wash your hands
Stay at home
Pharmacy open hours
|CONSTANTLY CHANGING RESOURCES https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/|
|April 2020||The Looking Out For Each Other||Assets explain how people can help friends, family and neighbours in isolation safely directing to gov.uk/safehelp for more information click on The Look Out For Each Other link.|
|April 2020||Every Mind Matters||Campaign to support people to manage their mental wellbeing during this difficult time, using Every Mind Matters self-care resources.|
You will not receive any printed resources for the above campaigns
For non COVID-19 Campaigns
All community pharmacies in England will receive printed resources from Public Health England (PHE) for these campaigns.
Social media and digital resources for all campaigns will be available on PHE’s Campaign Resource Centre and you may wish to use these to support the campaigns where possible.
Awareness Days Calendar
Visit AwarenessDays.com/awareness-days-calendar for their Awareness Events Planner which you can also download and print off.
2019/20 Suffolk local campaigns
Please note – the NHS England Public Health campaigns supersede the campaigns set by Suffolk’s Public Health team. This means the National campaigns are contractual and therefore must be promoted by community pharmacies. The local campaigns are no longer contractual and therefore the contractor can choose to promote these in addition to the national campaigns.
This year, you are being invited to sign up to these campaigns in order to work with us and promote key messages in your store. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to opt in to which campaigns you would like to support.
|Campaign Period||Campaign Title|
|May/ June 2019||Workplace Health|
|September 2019||Healthy eating|
|October 2019||Mental health during and after pregnancy|
|January/ February 2020||Alcohol|
Current campaign information
Current campaign information will be displayed here.
You will receive messages throughout the year to remind you of the campaigns coming up, providing you with further opportunities to opt in.
For further information or queries relating to the local Public Health Campaigns, including campaign materials, please contact One Life Suffolk – email@example.com