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


Reminder: NPA board of management elections…

Members in seven contested areas are being reminded to cast their votes by 12 noon on Friday, April 6.


Are you ready? Tips for successful recruitment…

If you have decided to recruit your Pre-registration Pharmacist using Oriel, you are advised to take time to think carefully about how you describe your programme(s) in Oriel. You…


Dispensing on ice - how one community pharmacy…

Community pharmacies across the UK have been making sure patients get their medicines, despite the weather, often making deliveries by foot. Olivier Picard, pharmacist and manager…


Hope in the darkest hours

Many pharmacists will have experienced the past twelve months as their toughest ever year. It has certainly been my own darkest hour as a pharmacy owner.


The impact of the EU Falsified Medicines…

This webinar recording can be used as evidence towards your CPD.


North School of Pharmacy and Medicines…

HEE would like to invite you to join them for the launch of their new school, working across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber


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 on Patient Safety Incident form to report your medication error.