Information for pharmacy teams

The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) initiative is a tiered framework aimed at achieving consistent delivery of a broad range of high quality services through community pharmacies which meet local need, improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and help reduce health inequalities.

The framework comprises of three levels of increasing complexity and required expertise, with pharmacies aspiring to move from one level to the next.

It is also an organisational development framework underpinned by three enablers of:

  • Workforce development- a skilled team to pro-actively support and promote behaviour change, improving health and wellbeing;
  • Premises that are fit for purpose; and
  • Engagement with the local community, other health professionals (especially GPs), social care and public health professionals, the Royal Borough of Kingston and the voluntary sector.

Community pharmacies wishing to become HLPs are required to consistently promote a healthy living ethos within a dedicated health-promoting environment (level 1), and deliver a range of commissioned services based on local need (level 2).

Locally HLP is seen as a key enabler that will support delivery of the Kingston Active and Supportive Communities strategy by recognising the value of community pharmacy in improving the health and wellbeing of Kingston residents.

Project support

  • Full supportive paperwork will be available to cover, application, ongoing monitoring, review etc.
  • HLP portfolio including basic Kingston sign posting materials
  • The project lead will support the process from recruitment, training, application, inspection, authorisation, and marketing and advertising
  • Facilitation of calendar of free ongoing training for leadership and Health Champions
  • Assistance in sourcing FREE health promotion materials for campaigns
  • Health Champions will be supported by a HLP peer champion provided by LPC. This post will provide practical support and advice to Health Champions.

For a prospectus and registration pack contact the Kingston HLP project lead, Karen Titterington, on 0208 547 6812 or email [email protected]ton.gov.uk