*Please note: In order to support our members and respond to their priorities, the NPA forum events for March 2020 have been postponed. This decision comes in response to member enquiries asking if the event is still going ahead due to the coronavirus situation and increasing urgent frontline requirement of pharmacy.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and hope you will join us on the new date, once confirmed. We also plan to provide a pharmacy practice webinar this month, which will cover some key aspects relating to the coronavirus situation as well as  contract deadlines which cannot wait. We’ll share these details with you as soon as available, and hope that you can join us virtually.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact our Advice and Support Team by email us at: pharmacyservices@npa.co.uk or call us on 01727 858687.


These events are free of charge for NPA members.

The NPA Forums offer a great opportunity to:


  • Hear about important changes, new services and NPA support

  • Debate and have input into hot topics to help shape the NPA’s solutions and policies

  • Network and share insights with other members, the NPA and invited guests


Hear about what some of our members are saying about our past Forum events:





Past Forums discussions included:


  • Medicine Shortages

  • Brexit

  • The NHS Long Term Plan

  • The GP contract

  • The development of integrated care systems (Primary Care Networks)

Highlights from previous Forums :

The NPA was be joined by Aneet Kapoor, Chair of Greater Manchester LPC and Fin McCaul, PSNC Regional Representative North West Manchester. Many questions, debate and sharing of challenges and opportunities took place :


We heard from Fin McCaul of Greater Manchester LPC who talked about the new contract and the massive change pharmacy will go through in the next 5 years. We also had board member, Raj Patel and NPA’s Gareth Jones who also highlighted the need for independents to fully embrace the clinical service agenda, as our best hope for a change in fortunes from our currently precarious situation & the right thing to do for our patients.