About the NPA

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is the trade association for independent community pharmacy owners in the UK.


The complete membership package – designed to support and help independent community pharmacies grow their business.

Services & Support

Practical and business support - for your everyday pharmacy activities and business development.



Online Webshop for all your business essentials.


Representing you

Speaking out for you with you. Get involved in our campaigns and consultations.



Specialist insurance for the pharmacy market. Support from experts who care.


Pharmacy Vacancies

Latest preregistration trainee and pharmacy staff vacancies.


Pro Delivery Manager

A delivery tracking app developed by the owner of an independent pharmacy


Travel Health

Get the latest advice on malaria prophylaxis and vaccination requirements


Class 4 medicines defect information - Inhixa…

A Class 4 medicines defect information alert has been issued by the MHRA for all strengths of Inhixa solution for injection in pre-filled syringe.


DHSC Review recommends action to curb…

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published a report which identifies “strong evidence of prescription direction” to some distance selling pharmacies, following…


Neil Poulter, the president of the International…

Globally, over 10 million people die each year due to raised blood pressure (BP). It is the number 1 contributing risk factor for global death, but because it is usually…


Pharmacy Tutor Training Courses

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber is running Pharmacy Tutor Training courses. This programme is designed for tutors of pre-registration…


GDPR event for NPA members in Northern Ireland

In addition to the new suite of resources aimed to help you prepare your pharmacy team for GDPR the NPA’s Chief Pharmacist, Leyla Hannbeck will present a training session on…


Media Training with the NPA

Recently myself and a handful of other NPA members underwent some professional media training, with the agreement that we would speak to the media, both national and local, in the…


NPA announces appointment of new chief executive

Mark Lyonette is to join the National Pharmacy Association as chief executive, from June 2018. Mark is currently chief executive of the Association of British Credit Unions.


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Implementation of GDPR comes into force on May 25th 2018. The GDPR will introduce new elements and significantly enhanced requirements regarding data protection in comparison to the current UK Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998.


Oriel outcomes and support – the NPA needs your experiences

NPA members who used the NHS's UK-wide online recruiting platform to find a pre-registration pharmacist are being urged to share their experiences. Members completing the survey are eligible for a 5% discount on 2018 pharmacist pre-registration training courses. Take part in the survey now.


Heartbeats on the high street

Read the ResPublica report on how community pharmacy can transform Britain's Health, Wealth and Wellbeing.


Patient Safety

Reporting incidents. Promoting the safe use of medicines. Use our Patient Safety Incident form to report your medication error.