Healthy Living Pharmacy

A Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) is one which has been recognised as consistently demonstrating a healthy living ethos and a proactive approach to health and health improvement. The pharmacy must also show that it meets set quality criteria, have appointed one or more qualified Health Champion(s) and has at least one member of the pharmacy team has undergone leadership training. Pharmacies in England that meet these criteria are awarded the HLP quality mark and can qualify for additional income through the Department of Health’s Quality Payments Scheme.

HLP level 1 (self-assessment) guidance

To achieve Level 1 status as a HLP, pharmacies will need to satisfy all the requirements of the HLP quality criteria by adopting a proactive health promoting environment within the pharmacy.

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Leadership training

As one of the key criteria for becoming an HLP, a member of the pharmacy team must undertake leadership training to support development of the pharmacy team to change from reactive to proactive provision of health services.

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Healthy Living Champion

A Healthy Living Champion (HLC) within the pharmacy is a primary requirement to become an HLP. Any member of the pharmacy team can become a HLC for which they must have achieved a Level 2 award in Understanding Health Improvement from the RSPH. Save up to £15

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Ready to become an HLP?

Once you have evidence you meet the criteria, complete an online assessment of compliance form . Successful applications are awarded the HLP quality mark and can qualify for additional income through the Department of Health’s Quality Payments Scheme.

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