Day of Action

One day to #SaveOurPharmacies - Take action June 20th

UPDATE: View the campaign activity from the Day of Action – click here

Take action on June 20th 2024  – One Day to #saveourpharmacies.

This is a day to bring community pharmacies together, start conversations with your patients and community to make a powerful call for change and a better, more sustainable future for your amazing service.

We are asking pharmacies to take some visual action to demonstrate their anger at the poor funding for their service and highlight the potential of pharmacy to build a better, healthier future for all in our communities.

  • Turn out the lights 9am-11am to show the dark times for community pharmacies
  • Post on social media using the #saveourpharmacies hashtag to make our voice louder

You can tailor your action to suit your circumstances, but we are also encouraging pharmacies to:

  • All wear black in your pharmacy to show the dark times for our service
  • Wear a black ribbon to show your support
  • Black out your window to make people think how much they would miss a pharmacy service
  • Share your story with local media
  • Invite parliamentary candidates or elected politicians to your pharmacy

Paul Rees, NPA Chief Executive

Social media toolkit

Take a look at our day of action social media posts below for you to share across your social channels – Click here

Resources

Briefing for Election candidates

  • Download and use this briefing to encourage your local election candidates to support our day of action – click here
  • Parliamentary briefing form for Scotland – click here
  • To find details of your local candidates visit https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/.

Petition

  • Please sign our #SaveOurPharmacies petition – click here

Guidelines

Facebook

  • Template post to share on local groups – click here

England

  • Template press release for local media – click here
  • Template letter to candidates and elected representatives – click here

Scotland

  • Template press release for local media – click here
  • Template letter to candidates and elected representatives – click here

Wales

  • Template press release for local media – click here
  • Template letter to candidates and elected representatives – click here

Northern Ireland

  • Template press release for local media – click here
  • Template letter to candidates and elected representatives – click here
Media coverage

We have secured media coverage around this campaign across a number of national, regional and trade media outlets.

See below for more details:

Nationals:

Regionals:

Trades:

Telegraph print coverage


#SaveOurPharmacies posters, sticker sheets, petition sheets and more information are on our main save our pharmacies page

Watch our campaign briefing webinar 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!

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nationalpharmacyassociation/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/npa_1921/