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  • Student Newsletter – November 2022

    Fri 25th November 2022 The PDA

    In this edition, read about Pharmacist Support’s new grants portal and ways you can de-stress during your MPharm. Also, one PDA student member shares their experience of repeat prescriptions while working in a community pharmacy. 

  • PDA marks White Ribbon Day

    Fri 25th November 2022 The PDA

    White Ribbon UK is a charity that works preventatively with men and boys to end violence against women and girls. 

  • Insight Online – November 2022

    Tue 22nd November 2022 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This month, read about how we can support you when your employer changes and our response to Commission on Professional Leadership. Also, learn about an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

  • PDA concerned about unequal pay for pharmacists

    Sun 20th November 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is using Equal Pay Day to highlight concerns over the lack of equality in pay for pharmacists. This year, Equal Pay Day is on Sunday 20 November 2022. 

  • PDA can support members when their employer changes

    Fri 18th November 2022 The PDA

    The PDA have been made aware that a number of LloydsPharmacy stores are currently going through the divestiture process, and we know that such changes of ownership will be of significant concern to individuals who are employed at the pharmacies. 

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

    Fri 18th November 2022 The PDA

    Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is taking place on 20 November. This day is an annual event that honours the memory of transgender people whose lives have been lost due to anti-transgender violence.  

  • PDA help launch “Achieving Equal Pay in your Workplace” website

    Thu 17th November 2022 The PDA

    This week, The Equality Trust launched the "Achieving Equal Pay in your Workplace" website, the result of over a year of collaborative work with academics and 12 unions including the PDA. The website brings together the expertise of those with lived and learned experiences of tackling equal pay issues in their workplaces to be used by workers across the UK. 

  • PDA Boots member vaccination services evening meeting

    Wed 16th November 2022 The PDA

    On Monday 3 October, the PDA Union Reps in Boots hosted a virtual event for Boots PDA members on vaccination services. 

  • PDA responds to Commission on Professional Leadership

    Wed 16th November 2022 The PDA

    The PDA has submitted a 17-page contribution to the commission on the future of pharmacy professional leadership and encourages pharmacists to engage in the overall discussion. 

  • Taking the Stress out of Exams

    Fri 11th November 2022 The PDA

    Especially for PDA student members who have exams coming up, the PDA is hosting a ‘Taking the Stress out of Exams’ course as part of the PDA’s commitment to supporting pharmacy students. 

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