Numark boosts HLP support
To support the increasing demand from members for Healthy Living PharmacyÂ support, Numark has developed a comprehensive range of support resources which include itsÂ popular Health Promotion Guides.
The downloadable briefing sheets help guide pharmacies through many of the major health promotions that they will need to run throughout the year to achieve and maintain their HLP Level 1 status.Â The resource has been introduced to complement the full support and guidance already accessible via NumarkNet to aid members in achieving their accreditation.
The health promotion subjects featured include:Â Healthy Lunchboxes,Â Stop Smoking,Â Bowel Cancer,Â Sun Awareness,Â Healthy Heart andÂ Eczema.
Each briefing sheet guides the health champion on:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Why to run the promotion.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â The background and impact on patients.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Brief advice that can be offered in the pharmacy.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Help to engage customers into having a discussion.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Signposting to effective, accessible and up-to-date resources that can be ordered or downloaded Â Â
Â Â Â Â for use during the promotion.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â A step-by-step checklist of actions to take before, during and after the promotion.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â A summary sheet that can be used to evidence the promotion.
Numark hasÂ also recently been contracted by North Yorkshire and the Humber Local Pharmaceutical Committees to deliver 'HLP in a box' training. In North Yorkshire,Â a total of 198Â pharmacy staff have been trained, with 115Â individuals becoming Health Champions and 83Â becoming leaders. In Humberside,Â 37Â pharmacy staff have been trained to become Health Champions withÂ more sessionsÂ planned for later in the year.
The wholesaler has further bolstered its support in North Yorkshire by providing networking and support sessions for Health Champions.Â These sessions, running throughout September, are open to Health Champions based within the North Yorkshire area and are free to attend.