Making healthy lifestyle choices
More than ever, with an ageing population, healthy lifestyle choices matter. Many of the diseases and health challenges we face today could be prevented by making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, eating more healthily and being more active.
We want to do more for you than just treat disease and ill health. We want to encourage and support you to make healthier choices to improve your long term health and well being.
Healthy Living Pharmacies
Healthy Living Pharmacies (HLPs) have a special “healthy living” accreditation and aim to help all their customers to improve their health and wellbeing.
They offer healthy lifestyle advice and services, such as support to stop smoking, advice on weight management and guidance on reducing alcohol.
Community Pharmacies are awarded HLP status by demonstrating they have met the requirements set out in Gloucestershire’s Healthy Living Pharmacy Framework. These include:
- Consistently providing high quality advice and healthcare support to the community
- Proactively encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyles
HLP teams are trained to offer advice on a range of health and lifestyle issues, such as support in managing long term conditions like Diabetes. They also know lots about local health services and other sources of support, and can help customers access particular services that might meed their individual needs.
The Painswick Pharmacy have four in-store experts on healthy lifestyle information and finding local services or support groups.
Confidentiality and convenience
All HLPs have a private room where you can talk in confidence. The advice you receive is totally confidential, and you can pop in for a chat with or without an appointment.
Advice from HLPs is free, and you are not obliged to buy any products or take up any of the services recommended.
HLPs can help with:
- Weight management
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Stopping smoking (we have our own in-house stop smoking service)
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Sexual health
- Men’s health
- Mental health and well-being
- Cancer awareness
- Long term condition support
- Self-care and looking after yourself
Contact us if you would like to request an appointment: