NPA Essential

Stamping out bullying at your pharmacy

We would hope that school bullies would grow out of their bad habits when they become adults, but unfortunately bullying does occur in the workplace.

NPA fundraising for Pharmacist Support

The National Pharmacy Association is selling an exclusive range of Community Pharmacy Works clothing items, including socks, cufflinks and t-shirts, with all proceeds going to the charity Pharmacist Support. 

Business compliance

The NPA has launched a resource to help contractors comply with a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement to appoint a data ‘expert’ within the team.

Help with social media

If you are not using social media to promote your pharmacy then it’s high time to start thinking about it. If you do have any social media accounts, then you may understand how much of a powerful and cost free tool it is.


Pharmacy cuts back in the spotlight.

Monthly planner - June 2018

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

Availability of adrenaline auto-injectors

Tell patients not to worry - other brands are available.


The NPA frequently responds to policy consultations on behalf of members.

Your questions answered - May

A selection of recent members’ questions specifically on GDPR.


A fundamental requirement for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation is staff awareness.

Getting to grips with the Falsifed Medicines Directive (FMD)

The UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy, which the NPA works closely alongside, recently published guidance called The Way Forward for FMD in Community Pharmacy. It is crucial reading for every pharmacy team to help them prepare for the new directive.

Employment status - top tips for pharmacy employers

Laura Chalkley from NPA’s employment law advisory service team, Ellis Whittam, looks at the importance of employment status and what to watch out for with your locums.

CEST review – have you received an HMRC letter?

Contractors are advised to give this letter urgent attention.


Jignesh Patel looks at some of the issues around starting a vaccination clinic.


Local pharmacies can ease the NHS access crisis.

Monthly planner - May

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

Guidance on cannabis oil and products containing CBD

Many members have sought information on various CBD products and guidance on whether to stock, sell and supply such products from their pharmacy premises.

Your questions answered

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


The NPA frequently responds to policy consultations on behalf of members.

New CPD Hub modules available for pharmacists and their teams

New modules looking at malaria prevention, smoking cessation and hay fever are now available Pharmacy teams are able to access several new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules through the NPA CPD Hub.

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