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Patient questionnaire requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that a requirement of the Flu Vaccination Service is to ask all patients who have a flu vaccination to complete the patient questionnaire. An IT platform is available to enable patient questionnaires from the Flu Vaccination Service to be completed electronically either by the patient themselves or with help from the pharmacy...

9 hours ago

PGD addendum published for the Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19

Public Health England (PHE) has published an addendum to the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service 2018/19 Patient Group Direction (PGD). This addendum provides the legal basis for two activities to take place: For pharmacists to administer the recommended vaccine to patients who have inadvertently received the non-recommended vaccine for their age group during the 2018/19...

1 day ago

Epipen Junior Shortage – Patient Letter

Following the ongoing supply issues with Epipen Junior 150mcg which are expected to last for several months, NHS England has today issued a letter (shared through GPs) to all patients and users of Epipen Junior with further advice. To view the letter click here. The letter can be used by pharmacies to support patients and...

1 day ago

Public Health


Public Health Campaigns 2018

We will list below the different NHS Public Health Campaigns, as we become aware of them.


Here are some campaigns that you may want to participate in. 


Help Us Help You

This years national winter public health campaign for pharmacies has been announced by Public Health England. It will be an evolution of the Stay Well This Winter brand into Help Us Help You. Stay Well evaluated very well so thank you all for your participation last year.

Help Us Help You is a family of campaigns including NHS111, flu immunisation, staying well in winter, pharmacy and extended GP hours. The campaign will also be run in GP practices and other settings and will involve a lot of publicity.

Help Us Help You aims to frame your conversations based on the principle of reciprocity which empowers both service users and staff - by following their advice, people can help NHS experts help them stay well, prevent an illness getting worse, take the best course of action and get well again sooner.
Every community pharmacy in England will automatically receive a free Help Us Help You pharmacy pack delivered by the Healthcare Distribution Association UK (HDA UK) between 10th - 26th October 2018 (the majority of these packs will be delivered w/c 15th October. The campaign overview to support Help Us Help You can be accessed here

The following materials to support NHS111 are now available:
  • Info cards are available to order here – get them while stocks last!



Stoptober 2018

This year pharmacies must order Stoptober packs from the Public Health England Resource centre. Please note pharmacies will not receive any Stoptober materials unless they order them. 

A specific Stoptober pack for pharmacies is now available to order from Public Health England, while stocks last so please order as soon as possible. To order a pack please follow this link: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/6-stoptober/resources/4010, or call PHE resources line on 0300 123 1019.

Please note: It has been recently confirmed that all Leeds pharmacies will be sent a One You Leeds Stoptober pack in the post in the near future.  Therefore, Leeds pharmacies should not need to order a pack from Public Health England   

Stoptober Campaign Flyer 2018



Drink Free Days – New Public Health England Campaign 

Many people don’t realise is that regularly drinking alcohol above low risk levels can significantly increase the risk of developing a range of health conditions such as heart disease and seven types of cancer including breast cancer. That’s why PHE’s One You campaign has teamed up with Drinkaware to launch the Drink Free Days campaign. 

This campaign is particularly aimed at men and women between the ages of 45 – 64 and will launch in September 2018. The aim of the campaign is to encourage more Drink Free Days 

To download or order resources please follow this link or https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/80-drink-free-days/resources or order by call Public Health England on 0300 123 1019. 

Drink Aware Flyer



Heart Age Tool 

To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, pharmacies are being asked to encouraging adults to complete the new One You Heart Age Test and get a free blood pressure reading.  The Heart Age Test will let users know how old their heart is (in comparison to their physical age) in under three minutes.  It also provides them with tips on how they can lower their heart age as well as ways to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. 

To order the pharmacy pack please visit the Public Health England website here: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/78/resources/3996 or call the Public Health England order line on 0300 123 1019.

Blood in Pee

Public Health England's summer Be Clear on Cancer Campaign. 

Visit: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/43-blood-in-pee/resources?query=&f.Where+To+Use%7Cwhereuse000=pharmacy 

Leaflets, Posters and Symptom Cards are available to order in the post. They include versions to download and print. 

Please note Kirklees Council will be sending out campaign packs for "Blood in Pee" to all community pharmacies in Kirklees.



Train like a Jedi (Star Wars)

Public Health England's summer campaign to get kids more active. 

Visit: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/74-train-like-a-jedi-activity-campaign/resources (registration needed) 

Look for either the "Local Health Champion Kit" or "Star Wars Themed Take Home kits"