Campaign to secure the future for independents

The NPA is leading the response of the independent sector to proposals from the Government for ‘efficiencies’ in community pharmacy.


Get involved 

We are asking pharmacy teams to help gather evidence to show politicians and officials that local pharmacies are much more than just a distribution point for medicines.

Get involved by the following:

  1. Download the e-petition cards
  2. Petition – download and encourage members of the public to sign this (if you are having problems faxing completed petitions back please use 01727 800420, 01727 800415, 01727 800425)
  3. Order campaign cards – for staff and patients to send to MPs
  4. Download a window poster – and raise public awareness
  5. Dear Patient Notice – hand this to patients who want to know more – NEW
  6. Template Press Column
  7. Write a personalised letter to your local MP
  8. Tell us your stories – on the profound benefits of pharmacies for patients and communities
  9. Complete a short survey – to evidence that pharmacy already does what the Government wants it to do
  10. Share the Support Your Local Pharmacy website to raise public awareness
  11. Like and share the SYLP Facebook page
  12. Use #lovemypharmacy when posting on Twitter
  13. Download the ePetition Poster
  14. Share the campaign videos  and

More campaign resources will be launched shortly – watch this space!


Story so far…

The Government has announced a series of proposals to combine funding cuts with a set of proposals for productivity gains. We believe the proposals rest upon an unproven evidence base and ignore the truly transformational opportunities in community pharmacy.

The NPA is pursuing a three-pronged approach to tackle these proposals:

  1. Challenging the current direction of DH/NHS policy
  2. Helping independents adapt to meet evolving patient expectations and to incorporate new technologies into business and practice
  3. Developing new services for NPA members that focus on the financial bottom line


Campaign updates

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Keep up to date

Stay up to date with the latest information on the Government’s proposals by signing up for campaign update email alerts.

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Responses from other organisations

Follow us

Share the Campaign Facebook page: Support Your Local Pharmacy with your patients & customers – we are posting all news stories to this page.

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Follow us on Twitter using #lovemypharmacy #savepharmacy


Join the NPA

We want to rally all independents to the cause and we guarantee that former members will be welcome home with open arms: there has never been a more important time to show solidarity with your fellow independents.



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