New video tells story of pharmacy teams rising up to save lives

01 Jun 2020

A video celebrating the dedication of pharmacy teams across the UK in the face of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across social media.

Created by the National Pharmacy Association, the video is based on the hit song, Rise Up, and features pharmacists and pharmacy staff from across the country.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock posted a message to accompany the video.

In it, he says:

“I know these have been difficult times. For the way you’ve risen to the challenge, and that you’re there for people, a great big thank you”.

NPA board member, Raj Aggarwal, one of the pharmacists appearing in the film, said:

“The video tells the story, in song form, of pharmacy teams rising to the challenge of coronavirus, keeping people well and saving lives – even whilst under the most intense pressure. The NPA wants to thank all those who took part in the filming of this powerful piece, which celebrates the spirit and determination of our people on the health service frontline.”

The NPA is asking everyone in the pharmacy world and people far beyond, to share the video, using #pharmacyheroes on social media. Within hours of posting, the video had received over a thousand views on Twitter.