The NPA began life as the Retail Pharmacists Union in 1921 and has since grown to become the leading voice of independent community pharmacy across the UK. throughout the year, the NPA will be planning a series of activities, including special recognition for some of its longest serving members.

 

Amongst the activities planned are:

  • Celebrating the NPA’s longest-standing members
  • Consultations with members about the future of independent community pharmacy
  • Renewed efforts to recruit the next generation of pharmacists (in partnership with other pharmacy bodies) and engage pharmacy students
  • Charity fundraising based on the ‘100’ theme
  • An official written history of the NPA’s first 100 years
  • Member events in all four countries of the UK.

Read our latest press release

The NPA began life as the Retail Pharmacists Union in 1921 and has since grown to become the leading voice of independent community pharmacy across the UK. Hear from the NPA chair, Andrew Lane.

Meet the NPA

We are proud to represent independent pharmacies across the UK. Our members are a local lifeline and vital to the health of the nation.

Contact us with your stories

NPA members who would like to share the history of their own pharmacy, as part of the NPA’s centenary celebrations are invited to contact Us.