Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles


Each year pharmacies are required to participate in up to six campaigns at the request of NHS England. This involves the display and distribution of leaflets provided by NHS England.

In addition, pharmacies are required to undertake prescription-linked interventions on major areas of public health concern, such as encouraging smoking cessation.

Service Specification

Essential Service 4 – Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles (Public Health) Service Specification

Related resources

Free health and cancer information materials – for pharmacists and patients: Cancer Research UK provides trustworthy and up to date information on cancer and health to support both pharmacists and patients. Visit their publications site to order free leaflets, download stats or sign up to their primary care newsletters, or alternatively call 0203 469 8333.

DH / Public Health England / NHS England leaflets: some publications for nationally funded public health campaigns are available to order online from the Health and Social Care Publications Orderline or by calling 0300 123 1002.

Further information and resources can be found on the PSNC website: click here