The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) register closed in April 2019, which means that community pharmacies can no longer register with the RSPH. The Government announcement in summer 2019 stated that all community pharmacies are to be HLPs within the essential services component of the community pharmacy contractual framework, effective from April 2020.

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Pharmacy Quality Scheme Guidance 2019/2020 states that pharmacies planning to be Level 1 HLPs before April 2020, should satisfy the requirements of the profession-led self-assessment process.  They should keep the evidence demonstrating that the pharmacy has satisfied the quality criteria, has the enablers in place and the compliance with the self-assessment process form, within the pharmacy and not send it to RSPH. Pharmacies will need to keep the evidence portfolio for post payment verification purposes.

This statement is to inform you that community pharmacies should no longer be sending their details to RSPH or direct any enquiries to them. All enquiries should be sent to Public Health England. Please contact PHE  at for any inquiries.

How do I enrol on to the RSPH training for Healthy Living Champions?

The training for Healthy Living Champions is the RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement. You can access it via e-learning, please visit this page for more information.