Improving your health and patient care through community pharmacy
Whether you're well or feeling under the weather, your community pharmacy is often the most convenient place for those everyday health essentials to support people to look after minor and manage long‐term conditions.
Community pharmacists and their teams are regarded as trusted professionals advising individuals, families and communities on health matters. They are also an important social asset as they are often the only healthcare facility located in a particular area.
We are now helping Croydon pharmacies to better meet the needs of their local community through the Healthy Living Pharmacy programme. This has been developed by the Department of Health to improve the quality and effectiveness of pharmacy services and offer wider access to local residents.
The programme is being rolled out in the borough in partnership with the council's public health team, NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, Croydon Local Pharmacy Committee and the South West London Academic Health and Social Care System.
Accredited Healthy Living Pharmacies in Croydon
There are currently 14 accredited Healthy Living Pharmacies in the borough. You can recognise a Healthy Living Pharmacy in your area by their distinctive logo. This is a recognised national kite-mark for delivering a broad range of high quality services to meet local need, improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and helping to reduce health inequalities.
All Healthy Living Pharmacies are required to:
- Be identifiable to the public and other healthcare professionals
- Provide opportunities for specialist service provision
- Proactively promote healthy living and wellbeing
- Support six health and wellbeing campaigns each year
- Develop a Healthy Living Zone
Is your pharmacy a Healthy Living Pharmacy?
Find out more from the Health Living Pharmacy prospectus, Director of Public Health’s letter and the next steps document on this page.