Please note - In light of the Covid-19 pandemic some awareness dates are being rescheduled.

Welcome to our calendar of national health promotions running throughout the year.

This information is a ‘work in progress’ and will be kept up to date with available resources to support the event, such as:

Health promotion briefing sheets – to support you to deliver effective campaigns and find your resources to support a range of health topics.

Training modules – training modules to upskill your team in topics related to the campaign via our Numark Training platform.

Private service toolkits  access our support toolkits to help you run private services.

Private Patient Group Directive (PGDs)  to support the delivery of private services. This is a great way of enhancing your service profile and promote to customers via your campaign. Visit Pharmadoctor's website to find out more.

You can access further support on running your health campaigns by taking a look at our Health Promotion Library where you can access a guide to help you set up a health promotion in your pharmacy, download a series of health promotion briefing sheets, watch videos on setting up specific campaign and order health campaign packs.

For country specific information about health campaigns, select your country:

England - As part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), contractors are required to be actively involved in six public health campaigns. NHS England and PSNC have agreed the six public health campaigns set out at a national level.

Wales - There is a requirement to participate in three national campaigns and three local campaigns. Any national campaigns will be communicated to contractors in contractor news and posted on the CPW website. Local campaigns will be decided by each of the seven health boards and details will be sent directly to the health board contractors or included in the forum updates sent to contractors by CPW.

Scotland - For a list of current campaigns please visit Community Pharmacy Scotland and pharmacies will receive materials to display as you will be paid your establishment payments for doing this. 

Northern Ireland - If you are already active with health promotions, please read further on. There will be some information available shortly in regards to the public health campaigns which will form part of the new pharmacy contract. The events below are a guide to alternative health promotion topics which could be used outside of these national and local campaigns.

Click on the month names below to show relevant events

January

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

 

Dry January

 

 

1 – 31 January

 

Alcohol briefing sheet

Safer drinking counter excellence module

Alcohol intervention and brief advice toolkit

PGDs: Alcohol reduction

STIQ Day

14 January

Sexual health briefing sheet

Erectile dysfunction counter excellence module

STI counter excellence module

Sexual health pharmacy excellence module

Download a range of leaflets and booklets on a range of sexual health topics from the The Family Planning Association (FPA) website

PGDs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Thrush, Trichomoniasis, Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Health Clinic Bundle

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

18 - 24 January

Order or download a range of leaflets and posters from Jo’s Trust website.

PGDs: HPV vaccination

February

March

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

Self-Injury Awareness Day

1 March

 

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

Download factsheets from the LifeSigns website 

 

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

1 - 7 March

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

Download free resources from the BEAT website

 

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1 – 31 March

Ovarian cancer health promotion briefing sheet

Ovarian cancer counter excellence module

Order free information materials from the Target Ovarian Cancer website

Endometriosis Awareness Month

1 - 31 March

Download a poster from Endometriosis UK

Contact Endometriosos UK to obtain copies of their leaflets to support the campaign

National Salt Awareness Week

8 - 14 March

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Diet and physical activity excellence module

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

Weight management hub page

PGD's: Weight Loss Service

National No Smoking Day

10 March

Stop smoking health promotion briefing sheet 

Stop smoking counter excellence module

Nutrition and COPD pharmacy excellence module

Respiratory Disease - Asthma and COPD pharmacy excellence module

Stop smoking hub page 

PGDs: Stop Smoking

World Sleep Day

19 March

Insomnia counter excellence module

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Find useful resources from the World Sleep Day website

Helpful leaflets are also available to order and download from the Sleep Council website

World Oral Health Day

20 March

Healthy lunchboxes health promotion briefing sheet

Oral health counter excellence module

Children’s dental health counter excellence module

Halitosis counter excellence module

Download a tooklit of resources from the World Oral Health Day website

April

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

1 – 30 April

Bowel cancer health promotion briefing sheet

Sign up to watch a free awareness talk from Bowel Cancer UK

Free resources available from the Bowel Cancer UK

Stress Awareness Month

1 – 30 April

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

World Health Day

 7 April

Our health promotion briefing sheets will support you on a number of topics such as promoting healthy heart, getting active and eating health, stop smoking and reducing alcohol.

PGDs: take a look at the healthy living pharmacy clinic to support reducing alcohol, quitting smoking and weight loss.

World Meningitis Day

24 April

 

Meningitis pharmacy excellence module

Meningitis counter excellence module

Download a toolkit of resources from the Conferderation of Meningitis Organisations 

 

Allergy Awareness Week

 26 - 30 April

Allergy health promotion briefing sheet

Allergy counter excellence module

PGDs: Hayfever, Hives, Seasonal Health Clinic Bundle

 

On your Feet Britain

29 April

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Diet and physical activity excellence module

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

Register on the on your feet day website to download posters

World Malaria Day

Date TBC

Let’s fly away – be travel safe health promotion briefing sheet

Malaria health counter excellence module

Malaria assessment pharmacy excellence module

PGDs: Antimalarials

Immunisation Week

Date tbc

Let’s fly away – be travel safe health promotion briefing sheet

Pre travel health counter excellence module

Travel health counter excellence module

Malaria health counter excellence module

Travel risk assessment pharmacy excellence module

Malaria assessment pharmacy excellence module

Travel health and vaccination service hub page

PGDs: Flu, Men B, Men A, CWY, Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Tuberculosis, Travel, Vaccination Clinic

May

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

Time for a Cuppa

 1 - 8 May

Dementia health promotion briefing sheet

Dementia part 1 counter excellence module

Dementia part 2 counter excellence module

Take a look at our mental health hub

Order free materials on a range of topics and different languages relating to dementia

Videos available to signpost to

 

National Walking Month

1 – 31 May

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Diet and physical activity excellence module

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

Mental health hub page

Weight management hub page

Find other resources to support your campaign from the national walking month website

Stroke Awareness Month

 1 – 31 May

Healthy heart health promotion briefing sheet

Running a blood pressure service counter excellence module

Type 2 diabetes counter excellence module

Running a cholesterol service counter excellencee module

Type 2 diabetes pharmacy excellence module

Take a look at our private service support pages

Order or download a range of resources in different formats and languages from the Stroke Association website

Viral Meningitis Week

 4 - 9 May

Meningitis pharmacy excellence module

Meningitis counter excellence module

Take a look at Meningtis Now to order or download a range of resources

Sun Awareness Week

3 – 9 May

Sun awareness health promotion briefing sheet

Protecting skin in the sun counter excellence module

Pre travel health counter excellence module

PGDs: Travel Health and Vaccination Clinic Bundle

Mental Health Awareness Week

10 – 16 May

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

Download free publications or order printed copies for a charge

National Smile Month

17 May – 17 June

Healthy lunchboxes health promotion briefing sheet

Oral health counter excellence module

Children’s dental health counter excellence module

Halitosis counter excellence module

Download posters from the World Oral health day website

Dementia Action Week

17-23 May

Dementia health promotion briefing sheet

Dementia part 1 counter excellence module

Dementia part 2 counter excellence module

Take a look at our mental health hub

Become a Dementia Friend

Sugar awareness week

Date TBC

 

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Diet and physical activity excellence module

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

World Asthma Day

Date TBC

Respiratory disease asthma and COPD pharmacy excellence module 

PGDs: Respiratory

Global hand hygiene day

Date TBC

Sepsis health promotion briefing sheet

Sepsis counter excellence module

Coronavirus counter excellence module

Download posters from WHO’s website

Coeliac Disease Awareness Week

Date TBC

Charged publications and resources available from the Coeliac Disease website

If you would like to fundraise get resources from the Coeliac website

June

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

World Heart Rhythm Week

7 - 13 June

Healthy heart health promotion briefing sheet

Download resources from the Arrythmia Alliance

Carers Week

7 - 13 June

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub which features information for mental health in the workplace

Download free materials to support the week

 

Nutrition and Hydration Week

14 – 20 June

Alcohol briefing sheet

Healthy lunchboxes health promotion briefing sheet

Healthy heart health promotion briefing sheet

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Diet and physical activity excellence module

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

Weight management hub page

Blood pressure testing hub page

Cholesterol screening hub page

Diabetes screening hub page

PGDs: Weight Loss Alcohol Reduction, Stop Smoking

 

Men’s Health Week

 14 – 20 June

Prostate cancer health promotion briefing sheet

Mental health briefing sheet

Prostate cancer counter excellence module

Erectile dysfunction counter excellence module

Erectile dysfunction pharmacy excellence module

Erectile dysfunction service hub page

Male hair loss pharmacy excellence module

Male hair loss counter excellence module

Download posters from the Men's health forum

Access the shop for resources

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

14 – 20 June


Download a range of resources from Jo’s trust website link 

Clean Air Day

17 June

Free resources from the clean air day website

Love Your Lungs Week

22 – 28 June

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Stop smoking health promotion briefing sheet

Stop smoking counter excellence module

Nutrition and COPD pharmacy excellence module

Respiratory disease - asthma and COPD pharmacy excellence

Diet and physical activity excellence

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

Private service toolkits are available on various topics

Diabetes Week

Date TBC

Healthy heart health promotion briefing sheet

Type 2 diabetes counter excellence module

Type 2 diabetes pharmacy excellence module

Diabetes screening hub page

Download patient information resources from Diabetes UK 

World Allergy Week

Date TBC

Allergy health promotion briefing sheet

Allergy counter excellence module

PGDs: Hayfever, Hives, Seasonal Health Clinic Bundle

July

August

September

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

1 – 29 September

Download a range of leaflets and posters from Jo’s Trust website link

PGDs: HPV vaccination

World Alzheimer's Month

1 – 30 September

Dementia health promotion briefing sheet

Dementia part 1 counter excellence module

Dementia part 2 counter excellence module

Take a look at our mental health hub

Order free materials from the Alzheimer's society website

Download campaign materials from the worldalzmonth website

 

Migraine Awareness Month

 

5 -11 September

Migraine and headaches counter excellence module

Visit the get involved page from the Migraine Trust

World Sepsis Day

13 September

Sepsis health promotion briefing sheet

Sepsis counter excellence module

Download a educational resources from Sepsis UK 

World Alzheimer's Day

21 September

Dementia health promotion briefing sheet

Dementia part 1 counter excellence module

Dementia part 2 counter excellence module

Take a look at our mental health hub page

Become a Dementia Friend

Order free materials from the Alzheimer's society website

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

24 September

Get your coffee morning fundraising kit

Order free resources from Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer

National Eye Health Week

 20 - 26 September

Conjunctivitis counter excellence module

Dry eye counter excellence module

Get ideas on holding an event for national eye health week

PGDs: Conjunctivitis

BNF Healthy Eating Week

28 September - 4 October

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Healthy lunchboxes health promotion briefing sheet

Diet and physical activity excellence module

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

See our private service toolkits on alcohol reduction, weight management and stop smoking

PGDs: Weight Loss, Stop Smoking, Alcohol Reduction

Sexual Health Week

Date TBC

Sexual health briefing sheet

STI counter excellence module

Sexual health pharmacy excellence module

PGDs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomoniasis Thrush, EHC, Oral contraceptives, Period delay, Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation,, Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Health Clinic Bundle

National Eczema Week

Date TBC

Eczema health promotion briefing sheet

Skincare health promotion briefing sheet

Managing dry skin and eczema counter excellence

Skin conditions pharmacy Ecellence module

Take a look at our Skincare service page

Visit the National Eczema Society for further information resources

PGDs: Skincare service

National Fitness Day

Date TBC

Get active, eat healthy health promotion briefing sheet

Healthy lunchboxes health promotion briefing sheet

Diet and physical activity counter excellence module

Weight management pharmacy excellence module

Weight management service hub page

See our private service support on alcohol reduction, weight management and stop smoking

PGDs: Weight Loss, Stop Smoking, Alcohol Reduction

Know Your Numbers Week

Date TBC

Healthy heart health promotion briefing sheet

Running a blood pressure service counter excellence module

Take a look at our blood pressure test service toolkit

PGDs: Weight Loss, Stop Smoking, Alcohol Reduction

World Suicide Prevention Day

Date TBC

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

Zero Suicide Alliance have some great resources you could download and print

October

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

National Cholesterol Month

1 - 31 October

Healthy heart health promotion briefing sheet

Running a cholesterol service counter excellence module

Cholesterol screening service hub page

Order free resources from Heart UK

PGDs: Weight Loss, Alcohol Reduction, Stop smoking

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

1 - 31 October

Download free resources to support the campaign from the wear it pink website

Order and download a range of publications from the breast cancer now website

Stoptober (England only)

1 - 31 October

Stop smoking health promotion briefing sheet  

Stop smoking hub page

Stop smoking counter excellence module

Nutrition and COPD pharmacy excellence module 

Stop smoking service toolkit

Register for free and order resources from Public Health England

PGDs: Stop Smoking

Lupus Awareness Month

1 - 31 October

Download free publications to support the campaign from the lupus UK website

Consider offering the flu vaccination, take a look at our pages

National Work Life Week

11 - 15 October

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

International Infection Prevention Control Week

Date TBC

Download free logos to use on social media

Consider signposting to vaccination services available in your pharmacy such as:

Psoriasis Awareness Week

Date TBC

Skincare health promotion briefing sheet

Managing dry skin and eczema counter excellence module

Skin conditions pharmacy excellence module

Psoriasis common ailments module

Take a look at our Skincare service hub page

PGDs: Skincare service

World Mental Health Day

Date TBC

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

November

Campaign

Date of campaign

Support and resources

International Stress Awareness Week

1 - 5 November

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

Download factsheets and information sheets

 

Pancreatic Aancer Awareness Month

1 – 30 November

Pancreatic cancer promotion briefing sheet

Order patient information leaflets from Pancreatic Cancer Action

Movember

1 – 30 November

Mental health promotion briefing sheet

Prostate cancer health promotion briefing sheet

Take a look at our mental health hub

Mental health counter excellence module

Prostate cancer counter excellence module

Erectile dysfunction counter excellence module

Erectile dysfunction pharmacy excellence module

PGDs: Men’s health clinic bundle

Mouth Cancer Action Month

1 – 30 November

Healthy lunchboxes health promotion briefing sheet

Oral health counter excellence module

Children’s dental health counter excellence module

Self-Care Week

 15 – 21 November

Access a range of briefing sheets to find additional resources to support self care:

Take a look at a range of pharmacy excellence and counter excellence modules on the Numark Training Library

PGDs: Back pain, acid reflux, ear infection, sore throat, conjunctivitis, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome.

Download a range of resources from the self care forum website to support your campaign

PGDs: Weight loss

 

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

 18 - 24 November

Antibiotic resistance health promotion briefing sheet

Keep antibiotics week counter excellence module

Antimicrobial resistance pharmacy excellence module

 

Alcohol Awareness Week

Date TBC

Alcohol briefing sheet

Safer drinking counter excellence module

Alcohol intervention and brief advice toolkit

PGDs: Alcohol reduction

December