Healthy Living Pharmacy Training
Health Champion Training
The Health Champion has a key role in developing their Healthy Living Pharmacy.
In order to be accredited as a Healthy Living Pharmacy you must have a member of the pharmacy team who is a Health Champion and undertaken the Level 2 award in Understanding Health Improvement is a nationally recognised award accredited by The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Herts LPC is working with Buttercups Training in order to facilitate this training. The course is completed through e-learning and the RSPH examination is undertaken within the pharmacy setting under the supervision of a nominated pharmacist/pharmacy technician who can act as the invigilator.
The total cost of this training is £46 plus VAT (£55.20) for the e-learning and £21 plus VAT (£25.20) for the Royal Society of Public Health examination – a total of £80.40 (please note you will need to pay the examination fee again if you need to resit the test. The examination will take place in the pharmacy at which the health champion works and the pharmacist or a pharmacy technician must act as the invigilator.
In order to book a member of your pharmacy staff on Health Champion training please submit the following form. Once the form is submitted you will receive an invoice from Hertfordshire LPC for £80.40 to cover the costs.
The ideal Health Champion:
- lives in the community that they work in
- works on the medicines counter or, if within the dispensary, has plenty of opportunity to interface with customers
- is passionate about helping individuals; wants to make a difference
- is prepared to engage in proactive conversations about an individual’s health
- wants to develop their role further and invest time in their development
- has or can develop skills in questioning, listening and establishing rapport
- has or can develop a knowledge of health related issues such as obesity, smoking and alcohol
- works well in a team; prepared to take a lead in activities such as health promotional activities
- may be engaged in service delivery already (although this is not essential)
- should be able to research and keep an up to date a directory of health and wellbeing services in the local area.