Healthy living medical services can include alcohol reduction, smoking cessation and weight loss services. Over 60% of all smokers want to quit, whilst 23% of the UK population is now classed as obese, and both groups of patients are desperately looking for help. By setting up a smoking cessation service or a weight loss service in your pharmacy you can fill that gap in primary care, help those who need it and create an innovative way to help boost your own pharmacy income. Read below how your fellow contractors have been doing it.
North East London LPC
Hemant Patel, secretary of North East London LPC, discusses why pharmacy must grasp the clinical services agenda and how his area has approached it
Letchworth, Newington and Pierremont Pharmacies
Name of pharmacist: Graham Phillips.
How long have you been offering this service? Since 2019.
Name of pharmacist: Jack Lewis.
How long have you been offering this service? Since 2018.
Name of pharmacist: Mahyar Nickkho-Amiry.
How long have you been offering this service? Since 2017.
Rachel Carter speaks to Jack Lewis, pharmacy manager at Mayberry Pharmacy Blackwood in Wales about his approach to supporting patients to quit smoking