This year the theme is ‘Your local pharmacy can help’.

The range of clinical services provided by community pharmacies has expanded significantly in recent years, and several more NHS services have come on stream in 2021. Many people do not yet know about these new services, and might only have a vague knowledge of more established pharmacy services.

The central message of this campaign is:

Your local pharmacy can help. Don’t miss out on NHS support available conveniently and close to home, in your local pharmacy.

Why take part?

  • Build public understanding of, and support for, the role of community pharmacy in the NHS
  • 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

Invite local politicians to visit your pharmacy:

Many pharmacies take the opportunity to invite their local MP/MSP/MS/MLA or councillors to visit their pharmacy during Ask Your Pharmacist Week. This helps brings local politicians up to speed on latest developments and can also get you free, positive publicity for your pharmacy.

To make this easy for you, here’s a template letter/email you can adapt and send:

England – download MP letter

Scotland – download MSP letter

Wales – download MS letter

Northern Ireland – download MLA letter

Pharmacies and pharmacy stakeholders can access a suite of free of charge campaign materials on this page:

AYP 2021 Tweet Templates:

AYP 2021 Tweets for you to use

Web Copy:

Upload or adapt this web copy to the news section of your website during AYP Week.

Downloadable Social Cards:

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

Your local pharmacy can help

Now providing more NHS services

Your local pharmacy can help

Providing more clinical services than ever

Your local pharmacy can help

Your local pharmacies provide a range of new NHS services

We can help

Your local pharmacies provide a range of new NHS services

Confused about your medicines?

We can help

Taking a new medicine for the first time?

We can help

Want to get to a healthy weight?

We can help

Irritated by ear ache or itchy skin?

We can help

Want to quit smoking?

Your local pharmacy can help

Over 50?

Ask your local doctor or pharmacist about the NHS flu jab

Over 40?

Ask your local doctor or pharmacist about an NHS blood pressure check

 

Downloadable Posters:

We can help!

This pharmacy provides more clinical services than ever

We can help!

This pharmacy provides more clinical services than ever

Over 50?

Ask here about an NHS flu jab

Over 40?

Ask here about an NHS blood pressure check

Confused about your medicines?

We can help

Want to get to a healthy weight?

We can help

Irritated by ear ache or itchy skin?

We can help

 

 

Downloadable Email Signature:

 

PowerPoint for online presentations to patient groups or stakeholders

England presentation