028 9065 6576


UCA-NI Office has relocated to 5 Annadale Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3JH. Our contact number will remain the same - 028 9065 6576.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Regulatory Challenges in Pharmacy Practice
Saturday 1 February 2020
Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge, Belfast

Recent years have seen the implementation of significant changes in the regulation of pharmacy practice. 

Join us for the Pharmacy event of the year! The Pharmacy in Focus Awards will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw's Bridge on Saturday 1st February 2020 and will mark the thirteenth anniversary of the awards, which run in conjunction with UCA-NI LTD. The awards also act as a superb networking event - the largest in the pharmacy calendar.

Book your ticket today by emailing awards@pharmacyinfocus.co.uk

Prior to the Awards, UCA-NI will be hosting a Pharmacy Conference, which is free to attend

UCA is delighted to confirm that the UCA/CPNI merger has been agreed creating a new company, UCA-NI Ltd, with effect from 10th May. Over the next three years a new body will evolve to improve representation and more fully articulate the needs and aspirations of all contractors and community pharmacy teams across Northern Ireland.


UCA is delighted to be working with Pharmsmart, an Electronic Incident Reporting software provider, to promote their range of digital products and services to Pharmacies across NI.

Pharmsmart is a young and dynamic company developed by Pharmacists Sunil Patel and Taskeel Khan, who have created IT solutions for the front-line challenges facing everyone. Pharmsmart's ethos is to be connected and responsive to all that use their software.


Why Pharmsmart?

Ulster Chemists' Association have partnered up with Macmillan Cancer Support to work together through out 2019 to raise awareness and provide support for those diagnosed with Cancer and also friends and family of people who have been diagnosed with Cancer.

You can contact Macmillan Cancer Support to find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and support, hear from experts and read about other peoples experiences.

What can we offer?

  • Excellent customer service
  • Dedicated customer rep
  • Online ordering system
  • Next day delivery


How to get started:

  • Call MOS today and set - up your account


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What do we do?

  • Help pharmacies source energy at a competitive price
  • Review your energy consumption and costs
  • Audit your metering and billing
  • Bill validation and cost recovery
  • Power2b - offer to staff for home electicity


How do we do it?


Community pharmacy is experiencing an alarming rise in aggressive and violent incidents. The worst incident involved two pharmacists (both UCA Executive Committee members) being stabbed in a pharmacy in West Belfast.


UCA surveyed its members who told us about their experiences which can be summarised as follows:


·         Aggressive and rude behaviour from patients on a daily basis

·         Violent incidents/attempted robberies in the past year

·         Attempted/robberies increasingly involving knives or guns

The Ulster Chemist's Association is urging Locum Pharmacists to come forward and register with the UCA Locum Online.

With over 200 member pharmacist, we have regular requests for temporary cover and often recieve requests from non-member pharmacies as well as other healthboards.


Opportunities arise on occassion for both full time and part time permenant positions as well as long term, temporary contracts.



Adrienne Clugston, Operations Manager

Mairead Conlon, PACT Co-Ordinator

Natalie Mulholland, Administrative Assistant

UCA Office

5 Annadale Avenue

Tel:  028 9065 6576


Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00am -5:00pm