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Member Voice

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

  • Transitioning from community pharmacy to primary care

    Thu 31st March 2022 The PDA

    In our latest Member Voice article, Clinical Pharmacist and PDA South East Regional Committee Member, Abimbola Musa, shares the challenges she faced and how she has overcome them since moving from community pharmacy to primary care.  

  • Let’s start a new period!

    Thu 17th February 2022 The PDA

    In our latest Member Voice article, NAWP Network Committee Member and Community/GP Pharmacist, Ayah Abbass, shares her experience of being on her menstrual cycle at work, and what can be done to help female healthcare professionals feel supported and empowered.  

  • The transition from community to PCN clinical pharmacy

    Mon 7th February 2022 The PDA

    PDA member, Osama Madlom is making the change from community to PCN clinical pharmacy and is taking the time to reflect on his 22 years as a community pharmacist. Osama also shares what PDA membership has done for him.  

  • Life isn’t a race and failure will only make you stronger

    Wed 26th January 2022 The PDA

    Ayah Abbass, PDA NAWP Network Committee Member and Community/GP Pharmacist has taken the opportunity to speak about her experience of failing the GPhC pre-reg assessment and its affect on her wellbeing.  

  • 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.  

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