(HLP)Healthy Living Pharmacy


The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) framework is a tiered commissioning framework aimed at achieving consistent delivery of a broad range of high quality services through community pharmacies to meet local need, improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and helping to reduce health inequalities.

For the February 2019 Quality Payments Scheme, 9,535 pharmacies in England declared that they were an HLP Level 1.

Essential requirement by 1st April 2020
Community pharmacy contractors will be required to become an HLP Level 1 by 1st April 2020 as agreed in the five-year deal between PSNC, NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care; this reflects the priority attached to public health and prevention work.

Pharmacy Quality Scheme
Achieving HLP level 1 (self-assessment) is also part of one of the quality criteria for the 2019/20 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) – the new name for the Quality Payments Scheme. Further details on PQS can be found on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme hub on the PSNC website.

HLP update – extension to reassessment of competency period (New)
The Pharmacy and Public Health Forum (PPHF) has issued a statement recommending that the time period for a community pharmacy contractor to reassess their pharmacy against the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 quality criteria should be extended from every two years to every three years. The PPHF has also recommended that those who have been accredited locally, should also have their accreditation extended to three years.

The full statement is available below in the ‘ Extension to reassessment of competency period – NEW’ section below.


For more information on the following please click here to visit PSNC:

  • Introduction and background
  • What is an HLP?
  • Extension to reassessment of competency period – NEW
  • How to become an HLP Level 1 or maintain status as an HLP Level 1 (includes PSNC resources)
  • List of PSNC resources
  • Other resources for pharmacy contractors and their teams
  • PharmOutcomes support for HLP Level 1
  • Training providers
  • Resources for LPCs
  • Resources for commissioners
  • HLP evaluations
  • FAQs

NHS directed National Public Health Campaigns 2019

For the 2019 Public Health Campaigns please click here


85% of pharmacies in Humber are now HLP’s  

(As part of the new CPCF all pharmacies will be required to acquire HLP Level 1 status, see above links for further information)

East Riding of Yorkshire 84%
Hull 84%
North East Lincolnshire 91%
North Lincolnshire 81%

To find a HLP in your area please click on the following link:

RSPH Register

 Search Community Pharmacy Humber HLP to join our HLP Facebook Group

Previous Training held:

Champion Training: 21st June 2017, 29th June 2017, 10th August 2017, 7th September 2017, 9th October 2017 & 26th October 2017
Leadership Training:
6th July 2017, 21st September 2017 & 16th October 2017