NPA commentary on Pharmacy Voice closure

21 Mar 2017

Pharmacy Voice has announced that it is to cease its operations from the end of April 2017

The NPA is one of the three founding partners of Pharmacy Voice, alongside the Company Chemists Association and the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies.

The NPA is grateful for the dedication of PV staff and the members of PV working groups, past and present, who have delivered some really high quality work on behalf of the community pharmacy sector. We want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Rob Darracott in particular, for his service as PV chief executive since its beginning.

Pharmacy Voice has helped to bring the sector together on a range of issues that require a cross-sector approach, for example EPS and patient safety.  It has also given us, in the form of the Community Pharmacy Five Year Forward view, a useful blueprint for the future development of the sector.

Along with our colleagues at the CCA and AIMp, the NPA recognises the need to fulfil outstanding projects and intends to embed a positive legacy from Pharmacy Voice.

The NPA will continue to work together with partners across the sector wherever possible, but will not shy away from articulating the particular needs and aspirations of the independent sector including independent multiples.