National bodies show their support for pharmacy teams

09 Apr 2020

The dedication of pharmacy teams has been applauded by the Chief Executives of the national pharmacy bodies.

Coming together to film a video thanking the sector for its work to support patients, the CEOs of PSNC, AIM, CCA, NPA and RPS said their teams would continue to fight pharmacy’s corner and work flat out to provide support and guidance.

Filmed ahead of the Easter weekend – during which all community pharmacies in England must open for three fixed hours on both Good Friday and Easter Monday – the pharmacy leaders were keen to show their appreciation for the “valiant efforts” being made during a “massively busy and stressful time”.

Work to keep pharmacy contractors and their teams informed of the latest developments and support them as much as possible continues apace in all five organisations, and the same can be said of local pharmacy representatives.

The NPA’s Pharmacy Services Team will be on hand to support you on Good Friday and Easter Monday as part of our ongoing COVID-19 response in order to support our members through these difficult times.

Pharmacy Services – Easter 2020 opening hours:

Good Friday – Friday 10 April
1pm – 5pm

Saturday 11 April
9am – 1pm (open as usual)

Easter Monday – Monday 13 April

Watch video here 


The CEOs message, in full, is as follows:

We just want to say a huge thank you to all the community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensers and all the others who keep our NHS network of pharmacies running. 

We know that this is a massively busy and stressful time for you at the moment, and we thank you for all that we know you are doing to support your patients and local communities.

Your hard work and dedication in handling the additional workload brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak has been impressive; you really have gone the extra mile.

All of our teams are working flat out to provide support and guidance, keep you informed of developments and push for the funding you need. The same can be said of your LPC representatives.

On behalf of all the pharmacy representative bodies, please know that we are fighting your corner every step of the way and we applaud the valiant efforts of all pharmacy teams.