AIMp rebrands as IPA to amplify the voice of independent pharmacies

The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) has changed its name to the Independent Pharmacies Association (IPA).

AIMp, now IPA, stated that rebranding was prompted by the demand from independent community pharmacists for an association that properly represents their interests.

The membership of the Independent Pharmacies Association will not be restricted to pharmacy owners with multiple branches, as was the case with AIMp, but will
be open to all independents, it announced today (Tuesday).

It believes that the switch will “provide a clearer identity and afford a strong voice to the thousands of independent pharmacies in England and Wales.”

Furthermore, the IPA noted that it will not primarily function as an insurance organisation with membership attached, but it will be “fighting for and
representing its members across all fronts.”