Healthy Living Pharmacy
What is Healthy Living Pharmacy?
The Healthy Living Pharmacy project is a nationally recognised concept that enables pharmacies to help reduce health inequalities within their local community.
This is done via the delivery of quality health and well-being services, promoting health and providing proactive health advice.
Key elements of the Healthy Living Pharmacy service include:
- Tailoring Healthy Living Pharmacy services to the local community
- A team that proactively promotes health and wellbeing and offer advice on a range of health issues
- Has at least one Healthy Living Health Champion.
What is a Healthy Living Pharmacy Health Champion?
Within a community pharmacy, Health Champions are members of the pharmacy team who are trained to provide customers with health and wellbeing advice.
The key role of a Health Champion is to provide customers with information about improving their health and signpost them to other community services that will help them to adopt healthier lifestyles and access the support they need to do so.
Health Champions proactively engage with the community they serve on health and wellbeing issues such as smoking, physical activity and sexual health.
Found out more about healthy living pharmacies by clicking here.
The next Health Champion Event will be held in July 2014 and will include the opportunity to receive training to become a Dementia Friend. If you would like to be involved with the event contact Megan Brown.