The IPU is the representative and professional body for community pharmacists. Our members are our number one priority and, as a membership organisation, our aim is to assist members in delivering the best possible service to their patients. Our sole focus is on protecting, promoting and strengthening the profession now and long into the future, and advising and supporting members in their professional and business lives.

Current Issues

Below you will find the latest issues affecting community pharmacy. The list is updated as issues arise and the information is updated with the progress on each of these issues. Please click on the items below for more information on each issue. Ongoing Issues Below you will find ongoing issues affecting community pharmacy. Please click on the items below for more information on each issue.

Coronavirus
Information

Find out all the information on COVID-19 and community pharmacy such as vaccination, mass vaccination centres, regulations, guidelines, risk assessments, contingency plans and much more, as well as information on employment supports and PPE.

Pharmacy
Can Help With

COLD & FLU

Colds are caused by a virus and are often confused with flu. Get to know the difference between the flu and a cold.

SORE TUMMY

Your pharmacist can help show you how to get through a bout of vomiting, diarrhea, or both.

CHRONIC ILLNESS

Your pharmacist can show you how to manage chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease.

LIFESTYLE HELP

Your local pharmacy can guide you in how to manage your weight or quit smoking.

Think Pharmacy

What can you go to the pharmacy for?

Latest
News

Watch this space for the latest IPU news and updates, as well as current issues and information

Who We Are

Membership is available to all registered and dispensing chemists and registered druggists,

who are registered as community pharmacists with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

Membership is available to all registered and dispensing chemists and registered druggists, who are registered as community pharmacists with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

The IPU is the professional representative organisation for community pharmacists, with a membership of approximately 2,200 pharmacists working in more than 1,800 community pharmacies throughout the country. In their role as trusted healthcare professionals in the community, members of the IPU aim to provide the best possible care for patients and the public.

The IPU Review is an essential source of news and advice on business and professional issues for individuals working in the community pharmacy sector including developing and growing a pharmacy business, financial advice, continuing professional development and product information.

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