RSPH launch Healthy Living Pharmacy Registration

  • 10 January 2017 |
  • Published in HLP News

RSPH launch Healthy Living Pharmacy Registration

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) who were commissioned by Public Health England last year to quality assure Healthy Living Pharmacy self-assessment have now launched their registration process online. Once a pharmacy has met all of the criteria for becoming a Level 1 HLP and created their portfolio of evidence, they can now make their declaration and register with RSPH in time to claim their first quality payment in April 2017.

RSPH will also be responsible for conducting compliance visits of registered premises to make sure that pharmacies continue to meet the required standards. Pharmacies will be chosen at random and will be visited by a representative from RSPH who will review the portfolio of evidence to validate their registration.

For more details visit www.rsph.org.uk/our-services/registration-healthy-living-pharmacies-level1.html

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Preventing Suicide - Who would you call?

  • 16 January 2017 |
  • Published in HLP News

Preventing suicide

A 'reinvigorated' National Suicide Prevention Strategy launched last week should alert pharmacies to those they come into contact with who are most at risk of suicide. It is well known that pharmacy staff engage with people who have little or no other access to other healthcare providers so being aware of what factors lead to a person taking their own life and where they can get help is essential for every Healthy Living Pharmacy.

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Five Ways to Wellbeing

  • 17 February 2017 |
  • Published in HLP News

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Ever found yourself talking to a patient, friend or family member who is depressed, distressed or stressed out and you want to help but don't know quite what to suggest?

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HLP Round-up

HLP Round-up

It's been a busy couple of months for our tutors as we have been helping pharmacies the length and breadth of the country prepare to become Healthy Living Pharmacies in advance of the first quality payment this month. Leadership and Health Champion training are the backbone to achieving HLP status and we wanted to share a few of our recent success stories.

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10 Tips for Top Health Promotion Displays!

Healthy Living Pharmacy Display Tips

So you've done the training and you're keen to put your learning into action to improve the health of your community. You may not have realised it before but a dedicated area of the pharmacy with an engaging display on health matters can encourage your patients to make changes in their behaviour. These areas are sometimes called 'Health Zones' and every HLP must have one, but how can you best catch people's attention when they're waiting for their prescription or browsing the shelves?

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Accessing Local Health Data

Healthy Living Pharmacy Accessing Local Data

All Healthy Living Pharmacies need to be prioritising the needs of their communities in health promotional activities, so knowing where to find reliable data about your local population is vital.

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Healthy Living Pharmacy gets a Facelift

  • 16 August 2017 |
  • Published in HLP News

Buttercups Training Healthy Living Pharmacy

Buttercups Training have been at the forefront of training Healthy Living Pharmacies for several years, but with the advent of Quality Payments, more and more people have turned to us to train their Health Champions and Health Leaders. Always eager to be at the top of our game, our online RSPH Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Health Improvement ('Health Champion') course has just been extensively updated with some exciting new features on our b-Hive platform.

The b-Hive allows trainees to access their course wherever they are, on whichever device they choose, as the technology optimises content depending on whether you use a PC, tablet or smartphone. This has allowed us to make the new HLP course much more interactive and fun to engage with, using videos, activities and short module quizzes to test your knowledge alongside a mock exam to ensure you are fully prepared.

We at Buttercups believe that becoming a Healthy Living Pharmacy is a fantastic opportunity to utilise the skills and knowledge of the pharmacy team, to improve the health of their local community whilst building loyalty and trust from patients. From Durham to Dover, Leeds to London and Manchester to Maidstone our HLP training has had LPCs, multiples and individual pharmacies returning time and time again because they know our training and support is hard to beat.

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