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
This month in Pharmaceutical Field I highlight the important role community pharmacy plays in supporting the public's health. https://www.pharmafield.co.uk/opinion/at-the-heart-of-it-the-vital-role-of-pharmacies-in-community-health/ … [Read more...] about Pharmacy’s role in Public Health
Will the recent NICE guidance, which focuses on how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health, also focus the minds of NHS England and Public Health England? Mike Holden from Pharmacy Complete hopes so. Read more in the Pharmacy Magazine article he recently wrote. … [Read more...] about NICE touch – but will NHS England listen?
This article on XPOSE includes a contribution from Pharmacy Complete's Deborah Evans and explores how to take charge of your sexual health in a foreign country. “Packing for travel health is an important part of planning for your holiday and, just as we think about taking painkillers, antiseptics, plasters, mosquito repellent and antihistamines with us, it’s also important to think about your sexual health.” Whether you've missed your pill or had unprotected sex, remember that each … [Read more...] about Sexual health when travelling aborad