HLP Reaccreditation

April 11, 2019 0
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Most pharmacies will have gone beyond the two year accreditation period for HLP. As you may be aware, RSPH are no longer accrediting as of 31st March 2019.

Reaccreditation is not currently a necessity as you can see from the PSNC guidance (HLP Level 1 Register):

“The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) was commissioned by Public Health England to create and maintain a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) register, as well as provide a quality assurance process to assure the public, commissioners, and other healthcare professionals that the HLP quality criteria were met consistently across the country. The funding for this finished on 31st March 2019, therefore, the RSPH will no longer be accepting new assessments of compliance.

The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) register will still be available on the RSPH website. The public-facing register lists those community pharmacies that have successfully completed the HLP profession-led self-assessment process.*

The register allows the user to search for an HLP by region and will be updated during the last week of each month.

Pharmacies who are currently listed on the register, will remain on the register for the time being. However, to maintain HLP status, contractors must assess their pharmacy against the HLP quality criteria every two years. Contractors will need to meet the requirements of an HLP Level 1 as defined by PHE (if accredited locally) or ensure they still meet the requirements if accredited via the profession led self-assessment route.

Once contractors have met the requirements or ensured they still meet the requirements, a pharmacy professional will need to complete an assessment of compliance and retain this in the pharmacy.

*Please note, the register currently only includes community pharmacies who have agreed to have their details included on the online register and those not previously locally accredited as an HLP; pharmacies who had previously been accredited locally as an HLP, are not required to register with RSPH as part of the process to meet the HLP quality criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme” 

If you require, the LPC can arrange an updated certificate through local accreditation.  If you would like an updated certificate, please confirm that you meet the requirements in this checklist and email it to the LPC on ahwlpc@gmail.com along with the name of the Leader and Health Champion for your pharmacy.


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