Healthy living pharmacies

Community pharmacies have an important role to play in offering health and wellbeing advice and services. Under the healthy living pharmacies scheme, pharmacies are awarded a quality mark of excellence by City and Hackney public health and their partners, assuring people using them of their high standards of service and care.

Healthy living pharmacies:

  • are identifiable to the public and other healthcare professionals
  • actively promote healthy living and wellbeing as a core activity
  • seek to improve health and wellbeing in the local area, with the community's health at the centre of all they do
  • are accessible and approachable
  • are valued and trusted
  • have a pharmacist who has undertaken leadership training and leads the pharmacy team in delivering the healthy living pharmacy ethos
  • have a health champion who has undertaken health champion training
  • consistently deliver a range of contracted and commissioned services of high quality
  • maintain their premises to a high professional standard, with private consultation facilities and with appropriate IT availability and accessibility
  • work closely with other healthcare providers

How to apply

You can apply to become a healthy living pharmacy when your pharmacy team feels ready to become accredited. You must indicate that you meet each of the service requirements and quality criteria detailed in the brochure.

Submit your application form, along with your supporting evidence, to

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