We have listed Business Partners in this area who can help support you specifically for COVID-19 so if there is an area you wish to understand more please contact those Business Partners directly by filling in the request form.
If you have any suggestions or potential partners you think would help you or other members then please send an email to email@example.com
PPE and hygiene provisions
We can now advise that Lyreco, the NPA’s partner for workplace supplies, has confirmed that they now have many items available in stock.
Lyreco is a leading distributor of PPE, cleaning and hygiene products to the healthcare sector and understand the unique challenges faced in the clinical environment.
Lyreco’s new brochure helps to guide and support NPA members with replenishing supplies and complying with the latest Government guidance.
Screen protectors and messaging support materials
In response to increasing demand from members for a provider to assist with safety screens the NPA has appointed two new Business Partners who provide these services.
|Abbey Distribution Ltd Plastock
The UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of COVID-19 Protective Screens and social distance accessories and solutions.
As part of their campaign to support the National Pharmacy Association they have an exclusive discount for members.
Find out more about Abbey Distribution Ltd here.
Printvision supply perspex shield screens, social distancing floor stickers, window stickers and awareness support kits for your pharmacy.
NEW – Pharmacy Staff ID Cards to identify yourselves as keyworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This card is for NPA Members and your pharmacy team only to give you public recognition as a crucial frontline keyworker and allow you to continue to provide patient care.
Find out more about Printvision here.
COVID-19 support, resources and other products
|Accessit Data Ltd
Accessit Data Ltd provide software to safely and securely manage the flow of visitors, staff, contractors or companies onto and off of your premises.
The software and support fees are waived for the first year for NPA members.
Find out more about Accessit Data Ltd here.
During these difficult times you may find that you and your pharmacy staff need help with maintaining efficiency and a positive workplace environment. The NPA has appointed a new Business Partner who provide Employee Assistance Programmes to all NPA Members.
Care first are offering NPA members two options (at discounted prices) that provide EAP services to your organisation that aim to improve wellbeing and support positive mental health.
Find out more about Care first here.
|CSY Retail Systems Limited
CSY develop, supply and support EPOS software and hardware for retailers. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSY have launched a new Ecommerce Lite option which is designed to help get their customers trading online as quickly as possible.
You will be able to upgrade to their full ecommerce website offering in the future and your payment for the Ecommerce Lite site will be taken into account.
Find out more about CSY Retail Systems Limited here.
|Hutchings Accountants Ltd
Hutchings Accountants are offering a new Emergency COVID Support Service for Pharmacy which includes a free video call with their senior accountant to talk about your concerns, 25% off their fees for assistance with accounting, bookkeeping and payroll tasks throughout the crisis and their COVID-19 Support blog.
They have also put together Budget 2020 summary to detail how the changes could affect you and your business.
Find out more about Hutchings Accountants Ltd here.
|Lloyds Bank – Cardnet
Lloyds Bank Cardnet continue to support their existing customers by waiving some fees and charges & continue to review this for clients who are unable to trade. They have provided clients who have needed to diversify their business with new innovative solutions to support social distancing measures.
In addition Lloyds Banks Dedicated Healthcare Relationship Managers continue to support their clients with funding and other appropriate products throughout this time period.
View their Coronavirus support guide for further information or find out more about Lloyds Bank – Cardnet Merchant Services here.
|Locate A Locum
Locate A Locum are offering free of charge communications to your direct locum pool through their platform.
This will help reduce unnecessary communications, allow office staff to work remotely where possible and get GAPs filled faster.
Find out more about Locate A Locum here.
Marsden is the UK’s leading supplier of professional medical weighing scales however, to help pharmacists through COVID-19 Marsdens are also providing wall-mounted and hand-held thermometers and oximeters for use in pharmacies or for resale with a 10% NPA discount.
Find out more about Marsden here.
Whilst protecting your patients, have you left your family vulnerable?
Pharmawealth have come on board as a new Business Partner to help ensure Pharmacist have put in place the appropriate Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorneys to protect their lifetimes work by cutting out the unnecessary taxes and leaving the maximum to their loved ones.
Find out more about PharmaWealth here.
|The Pharmacy Centre
The Pharmacy Centre provides a complete digital presence and online solution for pharmacies. Normally a pharmacy signs up then provides all the content needed for The Pharmacy Centre to design your website, however they have committed to providing a website within 48 hours (*subject to demand) at no additional cost for this type of service. All you have to do is sign up. They also have an app that syncs with the website as an additional feature so it’s all joined up – call them to discuss this further.
Find out more about The Pharmacy Centre here.
With the swift spread of the virus, pharmacies need to provide up to date information and resources out to their community without being able to see them due to social distancing. Wordsmith estimate that over 50% of pharmacies do not currently have a website.
A full .co.uk web presence can be built, with minimal input, in a matter of days, giving you online presence and the ability to post news and show customers the services you offer.
A one-off fee of £750 per site and then £30pcm for it to be hosted, updated and regularly submitted to search engines correctly. Wordsmith also offer a discount for sites with multiple branches
Find out more about Wordsmith here.