NPA Essential

NPA Essential

Welcome to February's NPA Essential - the latest news and must-dos from your key representative body.

NPA Essential

Welcome to January's NPA Essential - the latest news and must-dos from your key representative body.

Flu vaccination 2018/19 – SOPs and guidance

To support pharmacy teams in delivering both NHS and private vaccination services, the NPA launched a suite of new resources.

Your questions answered - October 2018

A selection of recent members’ questions that were answered by the NPA’s pharmacy services team.

The new Data Security and Protection Toolkit

In April 2018, the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit replaced the previous Information Governance (IG) Toolkit.

Delivering apprenticeships

Pharmacy owners will soon get the opportunity to deliver new apprenticeships to young people.

Invest in your employees’ training

Training can boost employee engagement levels, improve performance and help retain key talent.


PHW has released guidance for primary care on monkeypox following two diagnosed cases in England.


NPA rejects remote supervision proposals.

Bank loans for pharmacy businesses

Getting the best deal can be vital, says broker Tom Rocks.

NPA election for board member in Scotland

An election will take place for a new NPA board member in Scotland.

Promoting you and your services

This year’s Ask Your Pharmacist (AYP) Week takes place on 5 to 12 November. 

Monthly planner - October 2018

Things to do and things to know in community pharmacy across the UK this month. 

Indemnity implications after NHS flu service changes

Get your pharmacy teams prepared for the flu season

Patient safety news update

Highlights from NPA director of pharmacy Leyla Hannbeck's latest report.


Technicians get first ‘indefinite’ NPA Accuracy in Dispensing certificate.

Supporting employees’ return from maternity leave

When new mums come back to the workplace, it can often be a daunting experience.


Calls for extra online safeguards to be extended to more medicines

“Your shop front is your uniform”

Making the right first impression has never been more important and signage specialists Mood Signs is a company that is aware of this fact more than most.

Campaigning for you

Once again, the NPA will be flying the flag for independent community pharmacy at the three UK-wide political parties’ annual conferences.

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