The NPA in party conference season
15 Sep 2017
Building on the success of last year’s conference activity, the NPA will have a stand at each of the major political party’s conferences in the coming weeks.
Pharmacy has a vital role to play as an essential part of primary care. That’s why we will be at every major UK-wide party conference, standing up for our members and demonstrating our vital role in the ongoing fight to save the NHS.
Our aim is not only to demonstrate the fantastic work we do but to educate and inform policymakers on the opportunities that a fully engaged community pharmacy sector can deliver on. To this end, we’ll be creating debate by running fringe events at each of the conferences attended by MPs, peers and activists, to showcase exactly how community pharmacy is so valuable.
At our stall, we’ll also be running blood pressure tests with CardioClinic for MPs and conference attendees, to showcase a new service that the NPA is developing, about to be trialled in Essex and Gloucester – another way in which pharmacies can help relieve the mounting pressure being heaped on our GPs and hospitals.
We’ll be updating you with all of our activity, including photos of the events and video updates, via social media and on our website – you’ll be able to find it all, updated live at www.npa.co.uk/conferences