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HRH The Prince of Wales broadcasts a message of thanks to the UK’s community pharmacies past & present, as the NPA celebrates its centenary year. 

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NPA Publications / Thought Leadership

A key part of the NPA’s role is to commission and publish policy papers to lead thinking on matters relevant to community pharmacy. Find out more:


The NPA is leading the response of the independent sector to proposals from Government and the NHS for 'efficiencies' in community pharmacy.

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.

NPA Asks of Government

Community pharmacies are in the frontline of the response to Covid-19. Read more about what the NPA is asking of government

About the NPA

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...

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NPA Policy positions

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 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.

Medicines Supply Chain

Empowering you in relation to wholesalers and manufacturers.