Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP)

Welcome to the HLP section of the website which signals the start of the journey towards the development of Healthy Living Pharmacies in Hertfordshire. Healthy Living Pharmacies will deliver a range of high quality services to improve people’s health.

The Pharmacy and Public Health Forum’s Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) task group has introduced a new process for achieving HLP level 1 status in pharmacies. The new process moves away from a totally commissioner-led HLP accreditation system to a profession-led self-assessment process.

Public Health England has published the self-assessment guide which sets out the quality criteria that must be met by pharmacies to gain level 1 status. A national quality assurance provider has been identified and details about how to apply for accreditation will be available shortly.

One of the quality criteria worth a potential £1280 ie. 20 points is meeting Healthy Living Pharmacy level 1 (self-assessment). The criteria for level 1 can be accessed here.

The LPC was successful in getting funding from NHS Health Education East of England to support the rollout of Healthy Living Pharmacies locally. Therefore we are funding some HLP leadership training and Health Champion training. As this funding is limited this will be on a first come first served basis.

Please sign up a member of your staff for Health Champion training as soon as possible by completing the following form on the LPC website as soon as possible. Please book your place without delay and we will aim to support you with working towards HLP accreditation. Please note that due to the funding we are only able to fund one member of staff for Health Champion training. 

A HLP Leadership Flyer is available outlining the dates and times of Healthy Living Pharmacy Leadership Training. In order to book your place please email the LPC office with your name and the name of your pharmacy to as soon as possible.

If you feel that you are ready to begin your HLP accreditation, please let the LPC office know ( so we can provide you with support during your journey to achieve HLP accreditation.

We are pleased to announce and congratulate those pharmacies that have been accredited as Healthy Living Pharmacies either under the previous local accreditation process or through the new RSPH level one process. The list is here