The Ask Your Pharmacist public awareness campaign is part of ongoing efforts by the NPA, the NHS and others to promote community pharmacies as providers of clinical care and the first port of call for help with minor illnesses.

Pharmacies and pharmacy stakeholders can access a suite of campaign materials on this page.

The key messages of this year’s AYP Week are:

  1. Community pharmacists are highly qualified health care professionals, who can provide clinical advice for common illnesses and support you to stay well
  2. Pharmacists work with other professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to give you the best possible care, as part of the local NHS team
  3. Visit your local pharmacy if you want clinical advice and prompt treatment for common illnesses like coughs, colds, eye infections and earaches

Pharmacists in England will understand the timeliness of these messages for the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service, which begins at the end of October.

However, the core theme resonates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland too.  The wide selection of resources on this page means that pharmacies anywhere in the UK can participate.

Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2019 has been devised with the active support of NHS England and some of the campaign posters carry NHS branding.

Why take part?

  • Build public understanding of, and support for, the development of clinical services in pharmacies
  • Increase uptake of the NHS support available in pharmacies
  • Achieve positive publicity for your pharmacy and build your local networks
  • Reduce inappropriate use of GP and hospital services
  • Free of charge campaign materials

 

NPA Resources available for you to download, adapt and use:

Posters/leaflet for downloading and resizing

Poster pack for England. Sizes available: A3/A4 plus A5 sized leaflets

Posters/leaflet for downloading and resizing

Poster pack for Scotland/Northern Ireland/Wales. Sizes available: A3/A4 plus A5 sized leaflets (Including Welsh language versions)

Social media posts

Content for you to use or adapt across Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Images for Social Media - (Facebook)

Assortment of images

Images for Social Media - (Twitter)

Assortment of images

Website content

Copy for use and adapt for your website

Image for website

Image for use or resize for your website as a banner. Original image size: 8000 x 2500px

Local newspaper column

Copy for you to use or adapt

AYP PowerPoint Presentation - England

PowerPoint presentation and talk notes for presentations to community groups

AYP PowerPoint Presentation - Northern Ireland

PowerPoint presentation and talk notes for presentations to community groups

AYP PowerPoint Presentation - Scotland

PowerPoint presentation and talk notes for presentations to community groups

AYP PowerPoint Presentation - Wales

PowerPoint presentation and talk notes for presentations to community groups

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Stephen Fishwick, Head of Communications