Over 40 colleagues get HLP ready for PQS, and the future

Over 40 colleagues get HLP ready for PQS, and the future

January 25, 2020

More than 40 pharmacy colleagues from across Surrey and Sussex attended special one-day Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) workshops to help them get ready for new quality monitoring and new terms of service being introduced as part of the new pharmacy contract.

The LPC supported workshop, on Sunday 12 January at Gatwick, was specially timed to help contractors in advance of the PQS declaration period which starts on 3 February.

Pharmacists and non-pharmacist managers attended alongside those seeking to become HLP Leaders and qualified Health Champions. The day also included RSPH level 2 award assessments

James Wood, chief executive of Community Pharmacy Surrey & Sussex (pictured), said:

“Being an HLP will enable you to achieve a key quality criteria within the Prevention domain of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme.

“But more than that, you are investing in your future as the  New Pharmacy Contract requires all pharmacies to be HLPs by 2020, with these new terms of service being monitored by NHS England through the Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) contract monitoring process”

Deborah Evans, managing director at award-winning pharmacy training specialists Pharmacy Complete and founder of the HLP concept, created and led the session for Surrey and Sussex contractors. She said that the session was hugely rewarding adding that the commitment, energy and enthusiasm demonstrated will make a big difference in helping contractors help others them make the important changes for a healthier future.

“We were delighted to work with Surrey and Sussex contractors and their teams to become Health Champions and HLP leaders, and be HLP ready” she continued.

More information

  • The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) framework is a tiered commissioning framework aimed at achieving consistent delivery of a broad range of high quality services through community pharmacies to meet local need, improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and helping to reduce health inequalities. Read more at PSNC 
  • Contact lpc@communitypharmacyss.co.uk

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