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UCA-NI has teamed up with Northern Ireland's only locally headquartered merchant services specialists, SmartPayNI, to offer payment solutions to community pharmacies across Northern Ireland. The ethos of the partnership is to offer market-leading products and services based on competitive pricing, great customer service and transparent contract terms.


From 1st April 2022, the NI Carrier Bag Levy will increase to 25p pe bag.

The levy will now be applicable to ALL carrier bags made of any material which have been designed to enable goods to be taken away at any time.

The increase of the levy charge from 5p to 25p on all carrier bags up to a retail price point of £5.00 is designed to encourage consumers to bring their own bag, reuse their own bags as often as possible and only purchase a new bag when absolutely necessary. 

Community Pharmacy has been proudly delivering the COVID-19 vaccine programme since Spring 2021.

Pharmacies can offer 1st, 2nd and Booster doses. Perhaps you haven’t had a vaccination yet, have had to delay a scheduled jab because you've had Covid-19 or you need your booster dose? Going on holiday this summer? In some locations a booster is now a requirement for entry!

It's ok, there’s still time!  Drop into a participating pharmacy and we will help protect you from the virus.

Distribution of Age NI Frailty Calendars through the community pharmacy network

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland are offering Booster and 1st and 2nd primary dose Covid-19 vaccinations:

Can I be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy?

To be vaccinated at Community Pharmacy, you generally have to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and meet an eligible age cohort.

If you are not registered with a GP in Northern Ireland, speak to the pharmacist for advice about how you can be vaccinated.

Covid-19 Booster

Exciting opportunities are now available in a number of community pharmacies across NI.

Pharmacies are now recruiting for a range of posts suitable for experienced pharmacists or those newly-registered.

  • Pharmacy Managers
  • 2nd Pharmacists
  • Relief Pharmacists

To find out more visit the Pharmacy in Focus Recruitment page 

UCA-NI have teamed up with Coastal Core Ltd to offer Pharmacists Live Covid Vaccination training in various locations in Northern Ireland.

Training sessions are arranged as required.

For more info, click HERE

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The current social distancing measures are placing a strain on the mental health of many. AWARE will strive to continue to be a source of support for those who need it.


Do you require a locum to help out in your Pharmacy? Log in now to access our UCA Locum Online and Locum Vacancy Board where you can post your requests.


Once logged in, you can Browse our Locum List by clicking HERE

You can also post a locum vacancy by clicking HERE

Be sure to provide as much information as possible to ensure you get the best candidates for your vacancy. Each post will go out within 1 hour of sharing.



Adrienne Clugston, Operations Manager

General Enquiries


UCA Office

5 Annadale Avenue

Tel:  028 9065 6576


Office Opening Hours:

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