BCPP launch Impact Report

CDHN launch new Logo and Impact Report for the BCPP Programme

The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) are delighted to launch their new Impact Report and Impact Card for the Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) programme, both branded with their newly designed logo.

BCPP has a proven track record demonstrating improvements in health, positive changes in how people use pharmacy and better relationships between pharmacists and communities. After participating in BCPP, 81% of participants felt more in control of their health and 93% of pharmacists agreed they are making better use of their skills.

Kathy Martin, Strategic Impact Manager at CDHN said, “There are hundreds of BCPP projects each with individual stories of change at a local level. The Impact Card and Impact Report give us an opportunity to collate and aggregate our evaluation data and demonstrate the impact that BCPP has at a population level.”

Michael Cooper from Cooper’s Pharmacy in Andersonstown hosted the launch. Michael has recently been awarded a BCPP grant to work in partnership with the West Belfast Parkinson’s Group, represented by Fionnaula McCaughley. Speaking about the launch Michael said, “BCPP is an invaluable resource to help empower community-led health promotion. The approach is a proven mechanism to deliver localised improvements in health outcomes. We are delighted to be involved with the programme.”

Kathryn Turner, Pharmacy Lead said, “The HSCB is delighted to be part of this very successful programme. BCPP has enabled community groups and community pharmacists to work together and build partnerships to deliver health & wellbeing improvements within their local communities.”
Kathryn Turner and Tracy McAlorum represented the HSCB who fund the programme and Jude Austin from Community Pharmacy NI (CPNI) attended to show support for the programme.
To download the Impact Report and Impact Card, visit www.cdhn.org/bcpp-resources.

BCPP is led by CDHN and funded by the Health and Social Care Board, with strategic direction provided by a multi-agency steering group. The programme supports Communities and Community Pharmacists to work in partnership to address locally defined needs to bring about sustainable improvements in health and well-being.

By collecting data from participants, pharmacists and community partners, BCPP is able to show improvements in health, positive changes in how people use pharmacy and better relationships between Pharmacists and Communities. In the course of the year, we funded 66 projects that engaged with almost 1500 participants. In this year alone, there were 1450 one to one sessions – 812 with their Pharmacist and 638 with the community partner.

Picture from left to right – Michael Cooper, Coopers Pharmacy; Fionnuala McCaughley, West Belfast Parkinsons Group; Kathy Martin, BCPP; Jude Austin, CPNI; Tracy McAlorum, HSCB; Kathryn Turner, HSCB.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kathy Martin at 028 3026 4606 or email at kathymartin@cdhn.org.

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