Member Voice

In this section, PDA members share their thoughts and experiences of the issues that matter.

  • Becoming a provisionally registered pharmacist – my journey so far

    Thu 12th November 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Jonny Blatchford, a provisionally registered pharmacist, gives an insight into his pharmacy journey so far; discussing what led him to study pharmacy and his hopes for the future. Find out how he found his pre-reg year and what advice he has for future cohorts. 

  • Overcoming discrimination in the pharmacy sector

    Mon 19th October 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Nav Bhogal, a pharmacist and South East Regional PDA-Union Representative, shares his story of how discrimination affected his pharmacy journey. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacists

    Wed 30th September 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact’ series, we talk to Nahim Khan who shares his experience of being a pharmacist and lecturer during the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • A PDA member shares their story: A provisionally registered pharmacist’s hopes for the future

    Tue 15th September 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Abigail Clarke, a provisionally registered pharmacist and PDA rep shares her pharmacy journey to date; from deciding to study pharmacy to her hopes and aspirations for the future. Find out how Abigail first got involved with the PDA and what advice she has for future pre-regs.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pre-registration pharmacists – part 4

    Thu 27th August 2020 The PDA

    In the fourth instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pre-registration pharmacists’ series, we talk to Samuel Opoku, a PDA Pre-reg Rep who after being unsuccessful in passing the pre-reg assessment in 2019, was denied the chance to retake the assessment earlier this year or become a provisionally registered pharmacist. 

  • A PDA member shares their story: Living and working with autism

    Thu 20th August 2020 The PDA

    Living with an invisible disability makes it difficult for people to understand the daily struggle people living and working with autism face. Currently 1.1% of the UK population is on the autism spectrum which means that 650,000 people are also living with this invisible disability, and of that 650,000, only 16% of autistic adults are in full-term employment. As a member of this 16%, working full time with autism is hard. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 5

    Wed 19th August 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Zahra Nawaz, a second-year student from the University of Wolverhampton. Here, Zahra shares her experience of studying during a global pandemic, life during lockdown and what she has learned since becoming a PDA Student Rep. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pre-registration pharmacists – part 3

    Wed 12th August 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pre-registration pharmacists’ series, we talk to Noel Kizere, a PDA Rep who at the point of writing this article, was a pre-reg hospital pharmacist. Noel is now a provisionally registered pharmacist who will shortly begin working at Boots. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pre-registration pharmacists – part 2

    Wed 5th August 2020 The PDA

    In the second instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pre-registration pharmacists’ series, we talk to Kyra Jones, a PDA Provisionally Registered Rep who at the point of writing this article, was a pre-reg community pharmacist at Boots.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on Prison Pharmacists

    Thu 23rd July 2020 The PDA

    In the latest in our string of ‘coronavirus and its impact’ series of interviews, we caught up with PDA Union South East Regional Committee Member, Andrew Jukes, who has been working as a locum in a prison in Lewes, East Sussex since December 2019 - before the coronavirus crisis began.  

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