Services Database Healthy Start Vitamins Distribution Service

Service ID



Pharmacies commissioned by the Local Authority will supply Healthy Start vitamins to the appropriate client groups as described in this specification in response to the presentation of either a local or a national Healthy Start voucher.

Location of service

Tees LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Healthy Start vitamins

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Initial training will be organised and provided on behalf of the commissioner. A minimum of one, ideally two, individuals will be trained via the initial face to face training session; both the pharmacist and pharmacy staff lead identified above. As many places as possible will be made available such that the pharmacy may send as many staff as they wish/ to provide resilience in case of staff movement / absence.

Staff will be required to undertake one session of initial face to face training which will be locally delivered in conjunction with the LPC. Pre- and post- (initial training) knowledge-based learning will also be required to support safe and effective operation of the service.

Training will need to be cascaded throughout the staff of the pharmacy to ensure all members of the team understand their roles and responsibilities in delivering this service.