Media Coverage

Updated June 2020

Pharmacy in the news

There’s already been intense media interest in pharmacy and medicines, in light of coronavirus.

14 January

BBC News: Andrew Lane interview

BBC: Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England

Independent: Codeword scheme in pharmacies to give domestic abuse victims ‘lifeline’

Eastern Eye: Let local pharmacists help with vaccinations

13 January

ICP. NPA and RPS celebrate milestone anniversaries

8 January

Pharmacy Magazine. Vulnerable communities will get vaccine says minister

BBC News: NPA Chair, Andrew Lane discusses COVID vaccinations.

7 January

NPA took part in important, can-do meeting with Kemi Badenoch, Jo Churchill and Nadhim Zahawi.

5 January

FT: Frontline UK teams query ability to vaccinate most vulnerable

31 December

Daily Telegraph (paywall). Boris Johnson to move ‘heaven and earth’ to roll out vaccine and ease tough new restrictions

FT (paywall). How does the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine work?

17 December

ICP. Pharmacy Covid funding petition passes 40,000 signatures

14 December

Conservative Home. Steve Brine: The pharmacists have helped us through this crisis. Yet their future is threatened.

Pharmacy Magazine. AAH axes pharmacy surcharges following critical NPA report

11 December

Pharmacy Business. Campaigners urge for COVID-19 funding to save pharmacies from closure

ICP. NPA creates 400 placements for unemployed youth

5 December

The Sun. Brits urged to get flu and COVID-19 double vaccination this winter – but at least a week apart

25 November

Pharmacy Magazine. Pharmacies need share of NHS £3bn, NPA tells Sunak

9 November

ICP. NPA ‘won’t stop lobbying for funding support’

Pharmacy Business. Nearly 70 per cent of UK adults visited pharmacy during pandemic: NPA survey

4 November

C&D. How pharmacy further integrated with NHS during ‘gruelling’ COVID-19

15 October

Mirror. Local chemists warn they could close just as coronavirus second wave strikes

13 September

Mirror. 1,300 pharmacies beg chemist’s son Rishi Sunak to save them from closure

Mirror. Jackie Doyle-Price: Stop quibbling over pharmacy funds and avert a national tragedy

4 September

Mirror. ‘End of local chemist’ as fears thousands of essential family businesses could close

Andrew Lane, NPA Chair on BBC News, and Sky News: