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Member Networks

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Member Voice – ‘I found a lump!’

    Sun 1st October 2023 The PDA

    To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October President of the PDA NAWP Network, Ayah Abbass shares her personal experience of one of the scariest moments in her life - finding a lump in her breast. Ayah also offers advice to those in a similar situation. 

  • PDA launches EDI Network flyers to celebrate inclusion and create inclusive workplaces

    Wed 27th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is celebrating National Inclusion Week by launching new flyers for each of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. The pharmacy networks work to promote more inclusive working environments. 

  • PDA Ability Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

    Tue 26th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA Ability Network has grown substantially over the last couple of years and is now running an election for three officers to lead the network.  

  • PDA BAME Network to attend 27th Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference

    Wed 13th September 2023 The PDA

    The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)’s 27th Annual Black Workers Conference will take place in Glasgow next month (7-8 October). Scottish-based PDA BAME Network members Urvi Vora and Shabina Wali will be debating and discussing a wide range of issues at the conference on behalf of the PDA.  

  • PDA LGBT+ Network returns to Manchester Pride

    Mon 11th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA was delighted to return to Manchester Pride again for 2023. Members and supporters of the PDA LGBT+ Network joined in the Pride Parade, which took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. 

  • PDA Ability Network welcomes introduction of learning disability and autism training for health and social care staff

    Fri 8th September 2023 The PDA

    The UK government is consulting on a draft code and asking if it will provide Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered providers with the guidance needed to meet the legislative requirement to ensure all staff receive learning disability and autism training appropriate to their role. 

  • Championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion early in your pharmacy career

    Wed 23rd August 2023 The PDA

    A report published in February 2023 by the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard indicated that the NHS workforce is the most diverse it has ever been. The report highlighted that black and minority ethnic employees make up 24.2% of the overall workforce an increase of 22.4% since 2021.  

  • Being a pharmacist with schizophrenia

    Mon 14th August 2023 The PDA

    An anonymous rotational pharmacist and PDA Ability Network member has shared their experience of working as a pharmacist with schizophrenia. In this article, they discuss the stigma attached to schizophrenia along with the challenges they have faced. 

  • Tribute to Mrs Peggy Baker: 1932 – 2023

    Fri 11th August 2023 The PDA

    Below is a tribute to Peggy Baker. Peggy served as NAWP President from 1989-1991 and as part of the National Executive Committee. This tribute has been written by Anita White, NAWP Past President. 

  • Tribute to Mrs Pat Hoare (nee Willday) FRPharmS: 1945 – 2023

    Fri 11th August 2023 The PDA

    Below is a tribute to Mrs Pat Hoare (nee Willday). Pat was an active member of NAWP for a number of years, both serving on the National Executive Committee and as President from 1994-1996. This tribute has been written by Dr Christine Heading, NAWP Past President. 

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