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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.

  • Insight Online – September 2020

    Mon 21st September 2020 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. 

  • A PDA member shares their story: A provisionally registered pharmacist’s hopes for the future

    Tue 15th September 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Abigail Clarke, a provisionally registered pharmacist and PDA rep shares her pharmacy journey to date; from deciding to study pharmacy to her hopes and aspirations for the future. Find out how Abigail first got involved with the PDA and what advice she has for future pre-regs.  

  • How can Pharmacist Support help you?

    Mon 14th September 2020 The PDA

    We were delighted to sponsor the #ACTNow wellbeing campaign and support the profession’s charity, Pharmacist Support. We would appreciate your input in helping to shape future activities like this by asking that you complete the charity's short survey.  

  • Lloyds pharmacists pass first test on road to union recognition

    Fri 11th September 2020 PDA Union

    Pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds) have made significant progress towards trade union recognition as the government body that oversees the process has formally accepted their application. The process now moves forward to decide which pharmacists will be included in the bargaining unit. 

  • Latest minutes of the Joint Consultative Committee at Boots

    Tue 8th September 2020 PDA Union

    The minutes of the latest Joint Consultative Committee meeting between representatives of the company and the PDA Union have been published.  

  • PDA invite LloydsPharmacy to work together to resolve pharmacist concerns

    Mon 7th September 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA have written to LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds) inviting them to work with the union to resolve the concerns of pharmacists over the change programme being implemented by the company 

  • PDA respond to public service pension scheme consultation

    Mon 7th September 2020 The PDA

    Members working in the NHS will be interested in a public consultation launched last month by Government. 

  • PDA exploring all options for pharmacist as pharmacy business faces insolvency

    Fri 4th September 2020 The PDA

    The PDA are exploring all options to ensure a pharmacist facing losing their job receives their full entitlement to compensation and pay, including owed holiday pay, after a pharmacy which is heading for insolvency told them to claim from the government for any monies owed.  

  • Boots prison pharmacists to be transferred to Sodexo

    Thu 27th August 2020 The PDA

    Pharmacists employed by Boots in several prisons are having their employment transferred to a subsidiary of the French multinational Sodexo that provides custodial and post-release services to the UK Ministry of Justice, including directly managing several prisons. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pre-registration pharmacists – part 4

    Thu 27th August 2020 The PDA

    In the fourth instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pre-registration pharmacists’ series, we talk to Samuel Opoku, a PDA Pre-reg Rep who after being unsuccessful in passing the pre-reg assessment in 2019, was denied the chance to retake the assessment earlier this year or become a provisionally registered pharmacist. 

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