What is the NPA doing?

The NPA has represented the interests of community pharmacy in discussions with the MHRA, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and other relevant government bodies.  Our key priority throughout the Brexit process has been minimising any disruption to medicines suppliers, pricing, and the work of community pharmacy. To this end, we have collaborated with our counterparts from other national pharmacy organisations and medicine supplies via the Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum.

We are also hosting a Policy and Practice Forum webinar on 21 March with a special focus on Brexit. Click here to find out more and register.

To get involved, please email your questions to: independentsvoice@npa.co.uk

Joint statement on medicines supply

Co-signed by the CCA, AIM, NPA, PSNC and RPS

NPA position on Brexit

Find out more about the NPA's stance on Brexit and advice to members

MHRA Update

Find out more about the MHRA update, with the latest guidance on FMD and the recognition of prescriptions after 29 March 2019

EU Settlement Scheme

If you're an EU national, you can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June, 2021. This employer toolkit equips employers with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme (Wales only)

The Government documentation on the EU Settlement Scheme is now available in Welsh

Brexit Business Support (Scotland)

Information on the UK's possible exit from the European Union and how it may affect people and the various aspects of their businesses in Scotland.

NHS England EU Exit operational readiness (England only)

NHS England has published updated information on planning for continuity of supply of medicines in the case of no-deal EU Exit. In a statement to healthcare professionals, NHSE add that this information also includes supporting Q&As which may be helpful in any discussion with patients about their medicines and medical products.

Recognition of professional qualifications in the event of a no-deal Brexit

The UK Government has put legislation in place allowing the qualifications of pharmacists from the EU to be recognised in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Medicines Supply

Empowering you in relation to wholesalers and manufacturers.

Department of Health and Social Care Update in regards to a NO Deal Brexit

Stephen Hammond MP, Minister of State for Health, has written to the NHS, Adult Social Care, Royal Colleges and Charities to provide an update on work to ensure the continuity of supply of medicines and medicinal products in the event the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Government guidance for the community pharmacy and retail sector

The UK Government has published guidance to help the community pharmacy and retail sectors plan for a no-deal Brexit.

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

Community pharmacies are expected to be FMD compliant, even after Brexit.