Update

In light of the announcement of an official, week-long, period of mourning for Prince Philip, we are now postponing the planned centenary event (originally scheduled for 14 April), until 7.30pm Wednesday 28 April.  We believe this is a fitting step to take, given the celebratory nature of our planned webinar and knowing that Prince Philip himself was so soon to celebrate his own 100th birthday.

Registrations can still be made for the event now taking place on Wednesday 28 April, at https://www.npa.co.uk/news-and-events/events/celebrating-100-years/.  Those already registered for the event will not have to re-register.

 

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.

 

Come and join us!

To celebrate our centenary, the NPA are hosting a webinar on the 28th of April. Participants can learn about the key historical events in the history of the NPA and community pharmacy over the past 100 years.

Learn more and to register for a place here

 

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.

Pharmacy Stories

NPA members tell us about their life and times in community pharmacy, as part of the Association’s centenary celebrations.

The last 100 years of community pharmacy

As we celebrate the NPA's centenary we look back at all the key moments over the last 100 years.

Pharmacy Stories

NPA members tell us about their life and times in community pharmacy, as part of the Association’s centenary celebrations.

Pharmacy Stories

NPA members tell us about their life and times in community pharmacy, as part of the Association’s centenary celebrations.