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The Commonwealth encompasses some of the world’s poorest nations. The CPA advances health, promotes wellbeing and improves education for the benefit of the people of the Commonwealth. We support the development of safe and effective systems of medicines management, healthier lifestyles, and the reduction of health inequalities. We achieve this through building strong collaborative networks, partnering with member organizations to improve the quality of pharmacy practice and creating platforms for the dissemination of knowledge about pharmaceutical sciences and professional practice.

Membership of the CPA is open to:

  • national professional pharmaceutical organisations of Commonwealth countries
  • individual registered pharmacists working in or from Commonwealth countries
  • pharmacy students from the Commonwealth
CPA Membership

CPA Membership

Membership confers a number of benefits which go beyond access to membership content and support on this website. Joining us is also a way of offering your knowledge, experience and expertise to professional colleagues across the Commonwealth. Choose from our basic membership option or upgraded supporter memberships.

CPA Membership from only £15 a year.

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CPA Student Membership

CPA Student Membership

If you are currently studying you may be able to receive free membership for the duration of your course.

CPA Student Membership FREE.

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CPA Membership Benefits

  • Networking – Membership offers the opportunity to engage with international pharmacy practice, particularly the range of practice across Commonwealth countries as well as networking with colleagues. This opens the possibility of short-term practice placements or study tour by way of professional development and application to the sending organisation/country.

  • Access – Members are able to access newly introduced online accredited education and training courses as well as discounts on selected titles from Pharmaceutical Press. Leading articles on key pharmaceutical topics are also featured as key resources for members. CPA also makes annual donations of the BNF to member Organisations and is a practical way that British health professions make a real difference to the quality of therapeutic care in developing countries.

  • Promoting Professional Organisations – All CPA activities are designed to promote pharmacy, pharmacists and professional pharmacy organisations in all regions throughout the Commonwealth. Collaboration with CPA on regional projects, workshops and seminars can help strengthen and promote the profession and enhance the role of organisations within national health infrastructures.

  • Website – The CPA website provides visitors with a digest of information on CPA and its activities. An interactive discussion board provides a forum for personal members to share their views and experiences on a variety of topics. Links are also provided to relevant wider sources of information.

  • Advocacy – CPA can provide support to national organisations in their negotiations/deliberations with government and has a proven record of beneficial outcomes in this area.

  • CPA Biennial Conference – CPA members obtain preferential rates attending the CPA Biennial Conference. The next Conference will be held in Bangladesh in 2015.

  • Representation – CPA can represent national pharmaceutical associations on councils and committees at the Commonwealth and international level. For example, CPA is an accredited member of the Commonwealth Association. It indicates to other organisations and to the public that the organisation meets the Commonwealth’s eligibility criteria, and is committed to the purposes and goals of the Commonwealth. CPA is also formally recognised by WHO and works collaboratively with other international bodies e.g. The Commonwealth Foundation.