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We will keep you informed of any general developments by posting any news that is relevant to the individual pharmacist agenda on this section of the site.

  • Registrant wins landmark discrimination case against healthcare regulator in the Employment Tribunal

    Fri 18th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA welcomes the news that a mixed race Muslim doctor has secured justice after the General Medical Council were found to have discriminated against him.  

  • Second PDA BAME Network event discusses the Sewell Report and its effects on pharmacists and wider communities

    Fri 18th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA BAME Network Committee recently hosted their second event to discuss the Sewell Report which offers a non-progressive approach to racism in the UK.  

  • PDA membership includes access to a 24-hour counselling helpline

    Fri 18th June 2021 The PDA

    Did you know that PDA membership includes access to a free 24-hour counselling helpline? ARAG provides PDA members with a confidential counselling service over the phone. 

  • Boots pharmacists prepare for 2021 pay talks

    Thu 17th June 2021 PDA Union

    PDA members at Boots are preparing for the 2021 pay talks with the company in the expectation of a far better deal than last year after the company formally recognised there is a potential crisis of recruitment and retention due to reasons including insufficient rates of pay.   

  • Insight Scotland magazine – Summer 2021

    Thu 17th June 2021 The PDA

    This month, the PDA distributed hard copies of the latest issue of INSIGHT magazine to members and to pharmacies across Scotland.  

  • Stop “Fire and rehire”

    Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA support a private member’s bill which has its first reading in Parliament today and hopes to outlaw the practice of “Fire and rehire” which is increasingly being used by employers to cut employee benefits. 

  • Working as a pharmacist with OCD

    Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, to mark Men's Health Week (MHW), a male PDA Ability Network member shares his experience of working as a pharmacist with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), and highlights what adjustments employers can put in place to support employees with this mental health condition.  

  • Cervical Screening Awareness Week: 14 – 20 June 2021

    Tue 15th June 2021 The PDA

    To mark Cervical Screening Awareness Week, NAWP is taking the opportunity to highlight the importance of cervical screening to all pharmacists at the frontline of healthcare. NAWP also urges employers to support their staff members’ health and wellbeing against the backdrop of delays in screening. 

  • PDA IN THE NEWS: Tackling race inequality

    Mon 14th June 2021 The PDA

    This article was published on the Pharmacy Show website earlier today. The Pharmacy Show takes place this year at NEC Birmingham on 17 and 18 October.  

  • Men’s Health Week: 14 – 20 June 2021

    Mon 14th June 2021 The PDA

    To mark Men's Health Week (MHW), the PDA is raising awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages. The week is internationally recognised and encourages men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices, and urges them to seek professional advice early for health difficulties. 

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