Member Voice

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

  • The workforce impact of pharmacists working in Primary Care – what does the data tell us?

    Wed 15th December 2021 The PDA

    The PDA shares data regarding the workforce impact of additional pharmacist roles in primary care and bust the myth that it has created a shortage. 

  • My transition journey

    Mon 13th December 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, read about locum community pharmacist and PDA LGBT+ Network member Jenny's transition journey. Jenny also discusses the support available for other transgender pharmacists. 

  • Working as a GP Practice Pharmacist

    Wed 10th November 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, GP Practice Pharmacist, Shurti Patel shares her career journey and why GP pharmacy is currently one of the fastest-growing pharmacy sectors in the UK. Shurti also explains how through her role as a PDA Regional Rep she is able to make a difference. 

  • Celebrating Diwali 2021

    Thu 4th November 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Community Pharmacist and PDA Regional Rep, Jayesh Ladva explains what Diwali is and why he is particularly excited to celebrate this year now that lockdown is over. 

  • My journey to become a qualified pharmacist

    Wed 6th October 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, newly qualified pharmacist and PDA Rep, Navinder Singh shares his experience of working in community pharmacy as a pre-reg (trainee pharmacist) during the pandemic. Navinder also gives advice to MPharm students and trainee pharmacists and shares his plans for the future. 

  • Pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and the future

    Tue 14th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Northern Ireland GP Pharmacist Laura Kearney talks about joining the PDA Regional Committee. Laura also shares her experience of working in pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses her thoughts on the future of pharmacy.  

  • How I became a “Pharmapreneur”

    Mon 13th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, NAWP Network Member and Superintendent Pharmacist, Sobha Sharma Kandel, shares her journey of becoming a "Pharmapreneur" and gives advice to women who aspire to have a thriving pharmacy career whilst balancing family life.  

  • Should I feel guilty for feeling unsafe?

    Tue 7th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, NAWP Network Committee Member and Community/GP Pharmacist, Ayah Abbass, shares her concerns about her safety as a female pharmacist and what employers can do to ensure women in pharmacy feel safe at work.  

  • There is an urgent need to stem the tide of rising pharmacy closures

    Fri 3rd September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, a PDA member reports their experience of pharmacies closing despite there being cover available. 

  • LGBT+ Queerness in professionalism

    Wed 18th August 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Soh Xi Ken (he/him), PDA LGBT+ Network Honorary Secretary and third-year Pharmacy student, shares the obstacles that LGBTQ+ professionals face, and how those in positions of power can support and normalise LGBTQ+ representation in the workplace.  

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