Save our pharmacies campaign

Join the campaign to protect our pharmacies and support our Day of Action. #SaveOurPharmacies

Community pharmacies are going through the worst crisis in living memory.

In England:

  • 1,400 community pharmacies have closed in the last decade
  • 10 pharmacies are closing a week, and
  • Three quarters of pharmacies are in the red.

Pharmacies have also closed in Wales and Northern Ireland. And, in Scotland, there is now a risk of closures in the near future.

This matters because pharmacies are a lifeline for millions of people. They dispense vital medication, they offer local healthcare advice – often saving lives when they spot serious health issues, they can identify and treat minor ailments and they know their local communities.

Pharmacies are the heart of communities and support people – particularly the vulnerable – in so many ways. We cannot afford to lose them.

In the run up to the general election, we can make the funding crisis in community pharmacies a key issue in the election campaign.

To achieve this, we need everyone to back the #saveourpharmacies campaign – and make full use of our campaign pack.

Here you will find campaign posters, stickers, petition sheets and postcards for you to download and print out. There are sample letters and briefings for MPs for you to use and you can join our Day of Action taking place 20 June 2024.

Above all, make a noise, share your concerns and go on social media using the #SaveOurPharmacies hashtag.

Paul Rees, NPA Chief Executive

Find out about our latest campaign to #SaveOurPharmacies in our day of action taking place across the UK on June 20th 2024.

Download your campaign materials

Campaign posters


Other campaign elements

Find out more information about our campaign for government to fund our pharmacies properly here.

Follow us on our social channels, and don’t forget to tag us so you can be featured. We’ll be sharing throughout the week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to tune into our channels and discover our campaign work!