Public Health Campaigns
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.
Public health campaign newsletter for 2018
Public Health Campaigns
Information will be sent out by NHSE shortly asking ALL pharmacies to participate in the latest campaign and this will also include a new data collection sheet. At the end of the month, instead of reporting by sending / faxing the form you will be required to add the data to a new PharmOutcomes module which will be available by the end of June.
NHSE Shropshire and Staffordshire will monitor the data entered on PharmOutcomes as it is a contractual requirement that community pharmacies take part in the campaigns at the request of NHSE and send data to NHSE. In addition to this normal contractual requirement, if a pharmacy has declared that they are HLP under the Quality Payment Scheme they will have received a payment from NHSE and activity reports from these pharmacies will also be monitored.
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 briefings for 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.
Pharmacy teams who are working towards achieving Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 could consider participating in the campaign to help demonstrate that they meet several of the quality criteria that pharmacy teams need to meet to achieve and maintain HLP Level 1.
All pharmacy teams who are planning to participate in the campaign are also 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.
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. As the programme is developed it will be announced via newsletters and information will also be posted here.
If you have any public health related questions please email Tania or Simon Hay or use the contact form on this website and we will get back to you.