Health + Pharmacy

This page is aimed at community pharmacy staff enrolled in or working towards Health+Pharmacy accreditation.

The Health+Pharmacy initiative recognises the important role pharmacy has to play in keeping communities healthy and well.  To receive the award a Health+Pharmacy will have shown that it meets a variety of standards on issues such as staff training, the premises and working with a range of organisations to support health and wellbeing.

Please click on the link below for a Pharmacy Evaluation of Health +Pharmacy Process

Accredited Health Plus Pharmacies

The list below shows all the community pharmacies that have been accredited with Health Plus status.

Health+Pharmacy accredited community pharmacies


Our newsletter is issued on a quarterly basis to support, update and share good news stories of Health Plus Pharmacies. See the link below for the latest issue.

Health Plus Pharmacy Newsletter

All queries regarding Health+Pharmacy or to get involved in the newsletter please see contact :

In order to become a Health+Pharmacy there are a number of key documnets to be aware which are outlined below.


Health+Pharmacy Accreditation Process and Standards  

Outline of the Health+Pharmacy Accreditation Process

Pharmacy staff should be familiar with this and refer to it throughout the accreditation process.

Health+Pharmacy Standards

This document outlines the standards which a pharmacy will be required to meet to achieve Health+Pharmacy status.


Health+Pharmacy Documentation

Health+Pharmacy Standards - Self assesment Questionaire (PDF Version)

Health+Pharmacy Standards - Self assesment Questionaire (Word Version)

This is designed to let you asses your pharmacy against the Health+Pharmacy standards, both at the initial planning stage and regularly as you progress.  You will be asked to submit your final version prior to your accreditation visit (there is no need to submit it before this).

Progress record and accreditation visit form (PDF Version)

Progress record and accreditation visit form (Word Version)

This should be completed and submitted to the HSCB monthly (see form for details) as a record of your progress to achieving the standards.  This form is also used to request an accreditation visit.

Accreditation Visit Template

This template describes the criteria that will be used to assess achievement of the Health+Pharmacy quality standards.  It will be used by the assessor during the accreditation visit.  You are NOT required to complete this in advance of the visit but it would be useful to be familiar with it prior to the visit day.


Health+Pharmacy Training

Both a pharmacist and a non-pharmacist (the Health and Wellbeing Adviser) are required to attend training prior to accredtitation.  Enrolment is via .  If the nominated members of staff change please inform HSCB by email via who will in turn advise NICPLD.

Key training materials are also available on the website.

Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Training Opportunities available for Pharmacies

A directory of Health and Social Wellbeing training courses and providers across NI, beyond the foundation NICPLD training.  This will assist staff in developing their skills further, allowing the pharmacy to target key areas of need within their community.


Correspondence (most recent document first)

Health+Pharmacy Letter to Community Pharmacys re accreditation February 2015

Health+Pharmacy Update February 2014

Letter explaining the accreditation processand quality criteria, January 2014

Summary of Selection Process for H+P Training

Updated FAQ document

Health+Pharmacy application form

Health+Pharmacy Initiative CP letter, June 2013


Additional Resources

Health Promoting Pharmacies background document October 2012

BCPP Impact for Health+

Improving Community Engagement