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Marks Tey Pharmacy

As a healthy living pharmacy (HLP) we provide a range of free services and advice to support and encourage healthier lifestyles for local residents.

You will see the Healthy living pharmacy sign in the window, and you will notice our ‘Health promotion zone’ where we inform our customers about different topics and provide leaflets for you to take home.

If you have any questions about healthy living, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of our staff. We can discuss confidential topics in one of our two consultation rooms.

What makes a community pharmacy a healthy living pharmacy?

We have the public’s health at the heart of what we do and we have a proven track record of delivering high quality self care and public health services such as common ailment advice and treatment, addressing smoking, obesity, sexual health, alcohol and harm reduction.

By offering a range of high quality services, HLPs can contribute towards improving access to supported self-care and to reducing health inequalities. Around 70% of people who visit pharmacies do not regularly access other health care services.

Before being awarded the HLP ‘quality mark’ a pharmacy must have at least one qualified Health Champion and have demonstrated that they meet a set of quality criteria. The pharmacy also has to demonstrate consistent delivery of commissioned services to a high level, e.g. medicines support services and health improvement services as well as demonstrating healthy living ethos and a proactive approach to health and self care.

Within a community pharmacy, Health Champions (HCs) are members of the pharmacy team who are trained and accredited to provide customers with health and wellbeing advice and to and signpost them to other community services that will help them to adopt healthier lifestyles and access the support they need to do so.