Ask Your Pharmacist (AYP) Week 2020 – 2-9 November

07 Aug 2020

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has announced that the theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist Week campaign will be ‘Your local pharmacy in the NHS family’.

It will run from 2-9 November and as usual aims both to raise awareness of pharmacy services and to prompt conversations with key stakeholders at a local level about community pharmacy’s role and benefits.

According to an opinion survey carried out for the NPA in June, only 29% of people are “definitely aware” that community pharmacies are part of the NHS, despite the fact that pharmacies are the most visited of all settings where NHS care is offered.

Campaign materials will therefore highlight pharmacy-based NHS services and that community pharmacy teams work as a team with other health service providers to deliver patient-centred care.

In preparation, the NPA is collecting case studies of integrated care in which pharmacies demonstrate great teamwork within the NHS.  Please email to share yours.