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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Essential Service: Promotion of Health Lifestyles (Public Health)

Each year pharmacies are required participate in up to six campaigns at the request of NHS England. This involves the display and distribution of leaflets provided by NHS England.

In addition, pharmacies are required undertake prescription-linked interventions on major areas of public health concern, such as encouraging smoking cessation.

Service Specification

Click on the link below to download the Service Specification for Essential Service 4 - Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles (Public Health):

Public Health Service Specification

Related Resources

Public Health: a practical guide for Community Pharmacists

Free health and cancer information materials – for pharmacists and patients

Cancer Research UK provides trustworthy and up to date information on cancer and health to support both pharmacists and patients. Visit their publications site to order free leaflets, download stats or sign up to their primary care newsletters.

Visit the Cancer Research UK resources page or call 0203 469 8333.