A new article from @HLPharmacist Deborah Evans can be read here. … [Read more...] about Healthy Living Pharmacy – essential to community pharmacy’s future?
Healthy Living Pharmacy News
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The English community pharmacy funding settlement for the next five years has been announced, the first time that we have agreed a multi-year settlement. The agreement aims to build on the clinical skills of community pharmacists and their teams which must be seen as a positive step. The Headlines Funding: The contract sum will remain unchanged at £2.592 billion until the end of 2023/24, £1.792bn for fees and £800m in retained margin. The Single Activity Fee (SAF) will be £1.27 from August … [Read more...] about New Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 2019-2024
The NHS Long Term Plan sets out its ambitions for transformation over the next decade to ensure the NHS is fit for purpose in the future. The plan’s key aims are to: ensure everyone gets the best start in life; deliver world class care for major health problems; and support people to age well. So where does Pharmacy fit into the plan? Key areas that will impact on pharmacy include: make greater use of community pharmacy's accessibility and skills establishment of Primary Care … [Read more...] about Community Pharmacy in a new NHS
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, has launched the Government's vision to help the population live longer. Perhaps the strapline should be 'live well for longer', but this is nonetheless very welcomed as is the recognition of the important role of community pharmacy, in particular Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLP), in the plans. The Mission is to ensure that people can enjoy at least five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while narrowing the gap … [Read more...] about Prevention better than cure
When we first developed the concept of Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) and evolved the quality criteria there was no Quality Payment Scheme (QPS). Pharmacy contractors and local commissioners chose to invest the time and energy because they saw it as the right thing to do. HLP’s roots are in change management and organisational development – developing workforce capability, ensuring premises and facilities are fit for purpose and engaging with the community to deliver consistent high quality … [Read more...] about HLP – more than a tick box exercise