NPA Coverage in the media 2023

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The NPA’s press office helps to safeguard the interests of the community pharmacy sector in the media and ensures the voice of NPA members’ is well represented. The press office writes regular columns for the pharmacy trade press and often organizes NPA spokespeople to be interviewed on national and regional media to talk about the issues which matter most to pharmacists and patients. We also advise NPA members about handling local media interest in their pharmacy – whether it’s bad news or good news.

Below is a list of some media coverage in which the NPA has appeared in.


12 June

ICP. NPA promises to support independents during inquiry

8 June

The Pharmacist. MPs to investigate ‘readiness’ of pharmacies in meeting future demand

11 May

Pharmacy Magazine. At last — some genuinely good news for pharmacy

5 May

C&D. The choice is ours: Look to the future or get lost in the slipstream of change

4 May

The Pharmacist. NPA sets out new contractual framework principles ahead of negotiations

26 April

Pharmacy Business. NPA call pharmacies to pause and reflect rollout of Pharmacy Contraception Service

ICP. NPA chief appointed to health and social care committee panel

24 April

C&D. NPA names Cornwall contractor Nick Kaye as new chair

21 April

C&D. Why I’m still optimistic about the future of community pharmacy in England

Pharmacy Magazine. NPA view: All change as new board elected

14 April

C&D. NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette to step down

4 April

ICP. Persuasive pandemic stories

3 April

ICP. NPA announces board election results

1 April

Health Care Leader. How ICBs can work with community pharmacy

30 March

The Pharmacist. NPA chair: Sector needs funding for ‘stable environment’ to attract students

24 March

Pharmacy Business. EXCLUSIVE – Andrew Lane: Empowering pharmacy contactors

16 March

ICP. Budget 2023: VAT exemption extended to services supervised by pharmacists

8 March

C&D. It’s time to level the playing field for independent community pharmacies

28 February

Pharmacy Business.  NPA survey: Majority of independent pharmacy owners witness negative cashflow in 2022

C&D. Pharmacy leaders ‘cautiously’ welcome new Northern Ireland Brexit deal

24 February

ICP. NPA to give evidence to Covid public inquiry

21 February

Pharmacy Magazine. High rents still a major problem for pharmacies, warns NPA

7 February

C&D. NPA to elect new chair as Andrew Lane steps down

31 January

Pharmacy Business. Community pharmacy bodies urge prime minister to resolve sector’s fund crisis

30 January

The Pharmacist. Fixing ‘front door to the NHS’ is ‘top priority’ for Labour, says Wes Streeting

20 January

ICP. NPA urges members to run for election

18 January

Pharmacy Magazine. National bodies come together to save community pharmacy

20 January

ICP. NPA urges members to run for election

18 January

Pharmacy Business. Community pharmacy bodies launch joint campaign ‘Save Our Pharmacies’

15 January

Inews. NHS crisis: ‘Our pharmacy has been open for 38 years – but soaring drug costs mean we face closure’

11 January

Pharmacy Magazine. So how about standing for the NPA board?