Plymouth Healthy Living Pharmacies
New Healthy Living Pharmacy Co-Ordinator appointed
Devon LPC is delighted to introduce to all Plymouth pharmacies our newly appointed Healthy Living Pharmacy Co-Ordinator, Martin Cappell. Martin has already started working for the LPC and if you want to contact him please call 01392 834022 in the first instance. We all look forward to working with Martin and moving the HLP agenda forward.
Martin has written a short biography to introduce himself to you all
Hello, my name is Martin Cappell. I am an experienced pharmacist who currently works for a privately owned national company.
I am looking forward to the challenge of developing the Health Living Pharmacy agenda in Plymouth, building on the previous work undertaken by Devon LPC.
My goals would be to support Plymouth pharmacies with the HLP agenda and help others seek and obtain accreditation whilst developing the services agenda.
These are exciting and interesting times for our profession and I look forward to meeting and speaking to many of you in the near future.
- Plymouth HLP newsletter April 2016 – latest newsletter
- Plymouth HLP newsletter December 2015
- Health Living Pharmacies – Newsletter (Sept. 2015)
List of Awareness days and events
The relaunch event held on 21st January 2014 was attended by 40 staff from pharmacies across Plymouth. A presentation was given by Graham Parsons, the HLP Development Pharmacist. To view the presentation please use the link below:
PLYMOUTH HEALTHY LIVING PHARMACY PATHFINDER EVALUATION
Devon LPC and Plymouth City Council have published their evaluation of the Plymouth Healthy Living (HLP) Pathfinder pilot. The Plymouth HLP evaluation report strengthens the current evidence for delivery of quality and effective public health services through the Healthy Living Pharmacy concept.
To view or download the evaluation
“Our evaluation is evidence of how pharmacy can fit into the provision of quality and effective public health services to improve the health of local communities,” says Mark Stone, project pharmacist at Devon Local Pharmaceutical Committee. “The results from the national evaluation and local results should be used to influence local government to invest in these valuable services.”
The Plymouth HLP evaluation shows that Healthy Living Pharmacies are effective at delivering alcohol, skin cancer and general ‘healthy chat’ interventions to raise the local communities awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and of a healthy lifestyle.
The Plymouth HLP evaluation shows that Healthy Living Pharmacies are effective at delivering alcohol, skin cancer and general ‘healthy chat’ interventions to raise the local communities awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and of a healthy lifestyle. HLP pharmacies delivered more NMS and MURs each month, provided the majority of emergency hormonal contraception consultations, and showed a higher delivery of smoking quitters per pharmacy.
The work was well received by Plymouth City Council who have decided to invest in the recommendations made by the report by funding in a IT system to record community pharmacy public health services, and to provide a Healthy Living Co-ordinator role to drive the HLP concept in Plymouth.
The Plymouth HLP Pilot Project was kindly supported by a grant from Office of the Director of Public Health (ODPH), and NHS Plymouth. The project work could only have been achieved with the significant time input of Devon Local Pharmaceutical Committee (Mark Stone, Kathryn Jones, Sue Taylor), Office of the Director of Public Health (Katie Hopgood, Kevin Elliston), and NHS Plymouth (James Glanville and Helen Baker), and most importantly all those passionate pharmacy HLP staff members.
Community pharmacy has now been recognised by Government for it’s potential contribution to the health of the local communities. “Healthy Lives People” (2010) describes community pharmacy as “a valuable and trusted public health resource.” Following on from its success in Portsmouth, the NHS Future Forum’s report (2011) showcased the “Healthy Living Pharmacy” model as a case study for how pharmacies can promote their “make every contact count” vision. Becoming a Healthy Living Pharmacy is community pharmacy’s opportunity to secure its future as a health hub in local communities.
Click on the links below go download the forms required to apply to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy;