Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP)

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP)

What is a Healthy Living Pharmacy?

The Healthy Living Pharmacy concept was developed to by NHS Portsmouth (Primary Care Trust), working together with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC). It recognised the significant role community pharmacies could pay in helping reduce health inequalities by delivering consistent and high quality health and wellbeing services, promoting health and providing proactive health advice and interventions.

The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) programme was then rolled out across a number of other areas as part of an HLP pathfinder programme supported by the pharmacy organisations and Department of Health.  South Staffordshire, North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent were all pathfinder sites for HLP.

Healthy Living Pharmacy

HLP has been included in the new NHS contract Quality Payment Scheme for 2017-18.

PSNC is still in negotiations with the Department of Health about grand-parenting arrangements for those pharmacies which were already HLPs.  However, if agreed, this agreement is likely to cover HLPs accredited in the last 2 years.


This means that all Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent HLPs will need to complete the re-accreditation process.  More information can be found on the QPS HLP page on this website

Public Health Campaigns 2017

Please see the information on the Public Health Campaign Page of this website