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  • New PDA Plus partners Morrish Solicitors enhance benefits offered to PDA members

    Mon 17th January 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is pleased to announce that Morrish Solicitors have been appointed as an additional PDA Plus partner and will enhance the range of specially-negotiated preferential services offered to members.  

  • PDA Reps Network in Lloyds hosts virtual member meetings

    Thu 13th January 2022 The PDA

    Last month, the PDA Reps Network in LloydsPharmacy held a series of interactive member meetings and are pleased to say they had a very positive turnout. As the recognised trade union for pharmacists employed by Lloyds, the PDA Reps wanted members to have the opportunity to talk about issues important to them. 

  • PDA calls on employers and pharmacist organisations to make “New Year Resolution” to support the profession’s charity

    Thu 6th January 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is encouraging pharmacy employers and pharmacists organisations to donate £1 per pharmacist employee or member to the Pharmacist Support charity and to collectively make a substantive difference to the charity's funding from 2022 onwards. 

  • Boots pharmacists need to join the union

    Thu 6th January 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is reiterating its call for every pharmacist at Boots to join the PDA Union, to keep up to date with important matters that impact on working life, and to strengthen the collective voice of the profession within the company. 

  • PDA Education Launches Member Learning Needs Survey

    Wed 5th January 2022 The PDA

    PDA Education provides free training to PDA members through its online Education Hub, online live events, courses and workshops and through in-person face-to-face training. In order to identify member needs and enhance the training and support offered to members, PDA Education has launched a Member Learning Needs Survey.  

  • An award-winning pharmacy student’s motivation to keep striving to improve pharmacy

    Wed 29th December 2021 The PDA

    Fatimah Khan, winner of the 2021 Northern Ireland Pharmacy Student Leadership Award, has demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that the student voice of her peers is heard. From helping with the mentorship of other students to being part of many different groups, Fatimah has had an inspirational pharmacy journey so far.  

  • Areas of support for primary care pharmacists

    Wed 22nd December 2021 The PDA

    The PDA has been asked by the NHS to promote the different areas of support that are on offer for primary care pharmacists. These areas include wellbeing, teamwork, and career opportunities.  

  • Insight Online – December 2021

    Tue 21st December 2021 The PDA

    In the last issue of the year, we discuss the role of pharmacy technicians and share how we intervened to help a student member save over £50,000 in potential loss of salary. Also, we share data on the impact of having additional pharmacist roles in primary care.  

  • Conclusion of 2021 pay negotiations with Boots UK

    Mon 20th December 2021 PDA Union

    Following a special meeting of the PDA Union National Executive Committee (NEC) on Friday evening, the 2021 pay talks with Boots UK have been concluded. The agreed settlement will now be implemented ASAP. 

  • Appeals process for those that sat the registration assessment in November 2021

    Sat 18th December 2021 The PDA

    Candidates who sat the November 2021 assessment, who feel that they have grounds to appeal on receipt of their results are urged to make sure that they gather all the information and evidence needed before taking action. 

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