Representing you in Westminster
NPA in the media
The press office often organises NPA spokespeople to be interviewed on national and regional media to talk about the issues which matter most to pharmacists and patients.
Get involved in NPA advocacy work
Community pharmacies are in the frontline of the response to Covid-19. Read more about what the NPA is asking of government
Stay up to date about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the latest news and resources as well as action plans for your pharmacy and find out our Asks of Government.
The NPA is leading the response of the independent sector to proposals from Government and the NHS for 'efficiencies' in community pharmacy.
Representing you in Whitehall and other national stakeholders
Thought leadership - EY Survey - impacts of current funding on community pharmacy
The global consultancy firm EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) has been commissioned by the NPA to investigate the financial position of the independent community pharmacy sector and inform the first annual review of funding in England under the five-year contractual settlement. We are very grateful to all the members that answered our call to submit financial data to support this work. The team of health economists at EY have now published the report.
Representing you in Scotland
The UK left the EU on the 31st January 2020. The NPA has collated the Government's Brexit guidance to help community pharmacists and their staff prepare.
Workforce policy update
The GPhC council has agreed the overall direction of the review of the standards for initial education and training of pharmacists and the next steps to finalise and implement the standards. Chaired by council members Rose Marie Parr and Arun MIdha, the advisory group highlighted to Council, the areas where further drafting is taking place.
Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme
This new education and training programme has been established to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides an opportunity to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform and supports delivery of the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.
The NPA's report brings together true life stories about the benefits of accessible, locally based healthcare, and shows the importance of face to face relationships between patients and health professionals.
Empowering you in relation to wholesalers and manufacturers.
If community pharmacy is to move forwards, fulfill its potential across health and wellbeing and thrive professionally and commercially, the sector requires unity of purpose. Read more...