HRH The Prince of Wales last night paid tribute to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and its members for their 100 years of service to the nation.
During a video message specially recorded for pharmacists attending the NPA’s centenary dinner in London’s Apothecaries Hall, The Prince of Wales thanked them for their “tireless efforts” during the covid pandemic.
He said that pharmacies are “a place where science & society meet” and a “part of the fabric of neighbourhoods” across the UK. “Pharmacies are about people and places, not just pills,” he added.
NPA chair, Andrew Lane, said: “We were honoured that His Royal Highness was kind enough to send such a thoughtful message for our centenary. It was spot on for a profession that has given so much during the pandemic. Support from such a high profile figure symbolises the nation’s affection for the pharmacy network and its importance to communities up and down the land.”
Listening to the prince’s address were pharmacists, doctors’ leaders, patient representatives and senior NHS officials.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid was also amongst the guests at last night’s event.
You can watch the specially recorded message to pharmacy teams by HRH The Prince of Wales here.