Professional organisations collaborate to give independent community pharmacists easier access to essential medicines information

29 May 2020

Pharmaceutical Press from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the National Pharmacy Association are pleased to support independent community pharmacists with their announcement today, of the launch of a special rate subscription to essential information resources through MedicinesComplete, only for independent community pharmacists.

In response to many requests to make it easier for independent community pharmacists to access essential medicines information the two professional organisations have worked together to listen to independent pharmacists’ needs and create a tailored and affordable offer.

“Pharmaceutical Press and the National Pharmacy Association have been discussing how to best support independent community pharmacists for some time, specifically how to offer access to critical medicines information at an affordable price.  We have been planning this release for a year, but with the current situation now is the right time to make it easier for community pharmacists to protect patient safety, by creating an enhanced offer that will allow access to our trusted evidence-based medicines information at a price that is affordable.” Nic Potter, Sales and Marketing Director, Pharmaceutical Press.

Recognising the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted heavily on community pharmacists, those who subscribe by 12th June will further benefit from an additional 2 months’ worth of access completely free of charge.

MedicinesComplete makes it easy for healthcare professionals to access essential medicines information at the point of care. Providing trusted evidence-based knowledge for confident decision-making and effective patient care.  The special rate subscription for independent community pharmacists includes access to Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference and Martindale’s Adverse Drug Reactions Checker; Stockley’s Drug Interactions and Stockley’s Interaction Checker; plus, the British National Formulary and BNF for Children.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Pharmaceutical Press to support independent community pharmacists with a special rate subscription to selected resources online, especially during these challenging times when providing safe and effective patient care is vital.”  Laura Sims, Head of Membership, National Pharmacy Association.

The special rate subscription is only available to independent community pharmacists located in England or Wales. Prices start at £275 for 1 site/premises and £455 for 2 sites/premises.  Eligibility criteria apply.

For more information about the independent community pharmacist special rate subscription and MedicinesComplete essential resources go to

About MedicinesComplete

MedicinesComplete makes it easy for healthcare professionals to access essential medicines information at the point of care. Trusted evidence-based resources include British National Formulary, Stockley’s Drug Interactions, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, Palliative Care Formulary and many more specialist resources.

Our skilled editorial team of clinical writers includes pharmacists and science graduates who triage new information, assess evidence and review changes made by other clinical writers before publication. Certain content is further assessed by external experts, committee and peer review. Ensuring clear, concise and actionable guidance to support confident decision-making on the use and administration of drugs and medicines, and effective patient care.

MedicinesComplete is a Pharmaceutical Press product from The Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


About Pharmaceutical Press

When healthcare professionals need to make the right decision, Pharmaceutical Press puts evidence-based pharmaceutical knowledge at their fingertips. Trusted worldwide for providing accessible clinical advice that improves patient safety, with an unmatched commitment to independently sourcing, evaluating and communicating the most accurate information. As the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s knowledge business, we invest all of our resources into creating world-class tools that promote best practice in medicines use, which means healthcare professionals can quickly and confidently make the most informed decisions.

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About National Pharmacy Association

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is the representative voice of independent community pharmacies across the UK and provides a range of services to support effective business and practice.

Our aim is to help independent community pharmacies to succeed professionally and commercially for the benefit of their patients. As a not-for-profit organisation we are committed to reinvesting in services to support members.

The NPA is officially designated as the Medication Safety Officer for all independent community pharmacies in England with fewer than 50 branches. In this role the NPA shares good practice in relation to medicine safety and acts as an interface with the Department of Health and Social Care.