This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and well-being, including people with a long-term condition. It aims to encourage more people to use community pharmacies by integrating them within existing health and care pathways and ensuring they offer standard services and a consistent approach. It requires a collaborative approach from individual pharmacies and their representatives, local authorities and other commissioners.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- health and wellbeing hub
- overarching principles of good practice
- awareness raising and providing information
- advice and education
- behavioural support
- referrals and signposting.
Who is it for?
- Community pharmacies, local pharmaceutical committees and pharmacy organisations
- Commissioners of health-promoting interventions including local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHS England
- Local professional networks (hosted by NHS England)
- Health and wellbeing boards
It may also be relevant for:
- Private and voluntary sector organisations providing health‑promoting services
- People working in related services, for example GP practices and out-of-hours services
- Members of the public
Find the new Guidance here: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG102