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Ask Your Pharmacist Week (7-14 November)

Ask Your Pharmacist (AYP) Week provides a platform for pharmacy public awareness activities across the UK.

AYP week takes place every November and the 2016 theme was: ‘Ask Your Pharmacist about Medicines and More’ – deliberately broad, to give maximum flexibility for pharmacies and pharmacy stakeholders to focus on local priorities.

View activity that took place across Twitter for AYP Week.

Promoting pharmacy all year round

Promoting your pharmacy shouldn’t stop at the end of Ask Your Pharmacist week! We have a suite of materials to help you promote your pharmacy and take part in health promotion campaigns all year round. The materials cover a range of topics, from self-care to diabetes and asthma, sexual health, flu, men’s health, falls and more.

Displaying a window poster

To help you promote the services your pharmacy offers we have a range of posters available for you to download.  Choose from PGD services, medicines and more, Asthma, Diabetes awareness and more.

View Medicines and More template poster and leaflet.

View all posters available.

Contact your local newspaper

Download a template press release, template column or press ad which you can use to promote your pharmacy services in local newspapers.

View press material

Present to your local community

Why not promote your pharmacy services by giving a talk to a local community group, or at a local event? Potential audiences who are likely to welcome the offer include patient groups, faith community groups, schools and colleges, women’s institutes, retirement homes etc.

To support you with your presentation we have produced template PowerPoint presentations, in addition the NPA can provide you with pull up banners to accompany your presentation. To obtain a pull up banner simply email with details of the topic of your presentation, date and location. To allow time for us to organise delivery please provide at least 2 weeks’ notice.

View template presentation

Promote your pharmacy to staff of neighbouring businesses

Download our ‘business-to-business’ template letter which you can tailor and distribute to neighbouring businesses and other nearby employers to make them aware of the support and advice your pharmacy can give to help people stay well this winter. Download as many copies as you need.

View our business-to-Business template letter

Get social

To take the hassle out of producing social media updates the NPA has produced template updates, which you can simply copy and paste into your social media accounts.

View template social media updates

Watch 1st webinar on social media basics  and 2nd webinar which provides a more detailed look

You can also use the below social media ‘card’ facts when posting on Twitter or Facebook (simply click to make the image larger and then right click to save)

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Share these short clips as part of your AYP campaign.

Taking a break from medicines

Contraceptive pills

Medication for children

Flu vaccinations

Aspirin and Ibuprofen

Medicine expiry dates

Disposing of medicines

Over-the-counter medicines

Exhibition materials

Leaflets and pull up banners for public exhibitions are available by contacting . These must be ordered in advance.


NPA conference 2017- Combine the NPA conference on Saturday 7 October with The Pharmacy Show. Find out more

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