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  • PDAU donates £1,750 to Birmingham Mind

    Wed 9th October 2019 The PDA

    The PDAU promised to give £1 to charity for each vote cast in the recognition ballot at Boots this year, and as a result, a total donation of £3,500 has been split between two charities. The other half of the total amount raised has been donated to the National Autistic Society. 

  • Diane Leicester-Hallam is leaving PDA

    Tue 8th October 2019 The PDA

    The PDA wish Diane Leicester-Hallam well in her new role as Executive Director of an education charity 

  • PDA members support Pharmacist Support with donation of almost £25,000

    Sun 6th October 2019 The PDA

    PDA members have raised almost £3,500 over the last nine months by topping up their membership fees with donations to Pharmacist Support. Once added to nine months of the PDA's donation of £1 for every member each year, a total of £24,896.68 was presented to the charity at the 2019 Pharmacy Show.  

  • National Association of Women Pharmacists to continue as part of the PDA

    Tue 1st October 2019 The PDA

    The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) has secured a future as a network within the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA).  

  • INSIGHT ONLINE – September 2019

    Wed 25th September 2019 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect you at work. 

  • PDA encourages pharmacists to review GPhC reports

    Fri 20th September 2019 The PDA

    The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has welcomed the launch of a GPhC website giving access to pharmacy inspection reports and is encouraging pharmacists to review that information before deciding where to work. 

  • PDAU comment on NHS Tayside industrial action

    Fri 20th September 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA Union are sending a message of support to pharmacy support workers and their trade union involved in industrial action at NHS Tayside. The PDAU is also advising PDAU members how to care for patients while respecting the strike action. 

  • “Earlier, more locally and together” – the PDAU network at Boots is in place and ready to make a difference

    Fri 20th September 2019 The PDA

    The network of PDAU representatives at Boots is now in place with most representatives trained. The network have already adopted a mantra of resolving workplace issues at the company “Earlier, more locally and together” to make life better for individual pharmacists and for the company. 

  • PDAU donates £1,750 to the National Autistic Society

    Thu 19th September 2019 The PDA

    The PDAU promised to give £1 to charity for each vote cast in the recognition ballot at Boots this year, and as a result a total donation of £3,500 has been split between two charities. The first half of the total amount raised has been donated to the National Autistic Society (NAS). 

  • PDA attends Parliamentary event to support Pharmacist Support well-being in pharmacy campaign

    Fri 13th September 2019 The PDA

    Earlier this month, Pharmacist Support hosted a joint parliamentary event with C+D to raise awareness of the growing pressures on community pharmacists and the impact this is having on Pharmacists’ well-being. The PDA was represented at the Parliamentary event and are proud to support this campaign. 

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