Public Health Campaigns
Recording Public Health Campaign Data on PharmOutcomes:
The LPC have produced a series of videos explaining how to use PharmOutcomes to record services. There are several short videos which can be used by the whole pharmacy team and also by locums and relief pharmacists to help them understand how the system works and how to use it.
We suggest you start by watching the “Welcome to PharmOutcomes” video followed by “The Services Tab”video.
After that simply select the clip which is relevant to your needs.
Data Collection Sheet:
If you need to download a data collection sheet please use this link which will take you to a generic form that can be used for recording any of the campaigns.
Public Health Essential Service campaign topics set for 2019/20
December 10, 2018
Previously, these campaigns were determined at a local level by NHS England teams, however PSNC recently agreed with NHS England to set these campaigns at a national level so that all community pharmacy contractors participate in the same campaigns thus having a greater exposure to the target groups.
It has been agreed that the campaign topics should, wherever possible, support NHS England’s operational and public health priorities, such as winter pressures, smoking, obesity and alcohol.
The following campaigns and timescales have been agreed for 2019/20:
|1) mid-February to mid-March 2019||Help Us Help You Pharmacy campaign (formerly Stay Well Pharmacy)|
|2) mid-May to mid-June 2019||Children’s oral health/Smile Month (in line with the training currently being incentivised by the Quality Payment Scheme)|
|3) September 2019||Antimicrobial resistance|
|4) October 2019||Stoptober|
|5) November/December 2019||Help Us Help You main Winter campaign (formerly Stay Well this Winter)|
|6) January 2020||Alcohol|
Public Health Campaigns 2018-19
Campaign for February 4th 2019 for approx 6 weeks
Every Mind Matters – November 2018 NHS Directed Campaign for Pharmacies in Staffordshire and Shropshire
There has been a change to the campaign for Q3 due to difficulties in obtaining show material. Instead of COPD you are being asked to run a mental health campaign to tie in with a West Mids campaign with materials being produced by PH West Mids. Please read on…………
The next public health campaign will be Mental Health. Public Health England are running a campaign in the West Midlands area called ‘Every Mind Matters.’ We are waiting for confirmation that a pack of show material will be sent to every Pharmacy shortly. We will confirm this as soon as we get know.
The campaign will run from Monday 5thNovember to Saturday 1stDecember. The start has been delayed as we felt many pharmacies would be concentrating on flu vaccination in October, and we didn’t want to detract from this. Please check out the briefing sheet from Public Health England which can be found by following the link below.
If you have not received any show material by Monday 15thOctober, order it yourself from the Public Health England – Campaign Resource Centre website, chose the Every Mind MattersCampaign and select the free GP/Pharmacy campaign pack.
There is also a Mental Health toolkit available on the LPC website. It can be found under theResources And Your Information tab.This gives you local contacts and information. The toolkit is in the process of being updated this month. There is also a link to the excellent Choice and Medication website
Remember also that NHSE Shropshire and Staffordshire are expecting every pharmacy to feedback their activity figures using the PharmOutcomes module. Those that don’t may be issued with a contract breach notice.
We are aware that there are some validation visits being undertaken by the Royal Society of Public Health – the body which accredits HLPs. Having training records and activity data helps you demonstrate that you are complying with the HLP Level 1 standards.
- Expect the campaign resource pack to be delivered shortly. If they are not being sent out automatically we will inform you.
- Run the campaign from 5thNovember to 1stDecember
- Report your activity through PharmOutcomes promptly after 1stDecember.
NHSE Communications for 2018-19
NHSE sent a notice to every contractor in Staffordshire and Shropshire. This details the plan for the 2018-19 Pharmacy Public Health Campaigns.
If you have not received / seen that letter it can be downloaded here
In July 2018 the campaign for the summer was switched from mental health to “blood in pee” cancer campaign owning to a shortage of materials for the mental health campaign. A letter was sent from NHSE along with a data collection sheet
Public Health in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire Public Health Department
The public health department is part of Staffordshire County Council and covers all of South Staffordshire as well as North Staffordshire. This is their website.
Stoke on Trent Public Health Department
Stoke on Trent is a unitary authority and has its own public health department. This is their website.
The LPC are working with NHSE to develop health promotion campaigns for community pharmacies. Pharmacy contractors will be notified by NHSE on the annual PH Pharmacy Campaigns and the LPC will put information on this website and also via LPC newsletters.
If you have any public health related questions please contact the LPC by using the contact form on this website and we will get back to you.
Public Health Campaigns
All pharmacy teams are reminded of the availability of PSNC Briefing 011/17: Healthy Living Pharmacy – Holding a health promotion event/campaign, which includes a checklist to assist pharmacy teams when planning a health promotion event/campaign and a template questionnaire which pharmacy teams could use to evaluate their health promotion event/campaign.
NHSE recently sent out the following information regarding the
Please note that there are links in the letter to the NHS heart age tool and another link to BHF where you can order 50 booklets free of charge from their website.
May 18th – June 301th 2017 Campaign:
It has been decided that from May 18th 2017 community pharmacies will be asked to take part in the National Campaign on Be Clear on Cancer which focuses on Respiratory Symptoms.
Community pharmacy teams can now pre-order their campaign resources which are free of charge and will be delivered to pharmacies.
A toolkit has been created for pharmacies to support the campaign which includes:
- 1 x pharmacy briefing sheet;
- 2 x A4 posters;
- 1 x counter card;
- 2 x shelf wobblers;
- 1 x leaflet dispenser;
- 50 leaflets; and
- access to video briefingsfor staff.
Resources can be ordered from the Public Health England pharmacy order line. To place an order, call 0300 123 1019 and use the code BCOCRESPPHARMKIT. The order line is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Alternatively, orders can also be made through the PHE Campaign Resource Centre website.