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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.

  • LloydsPharmacy pay update

    Wed 25th May 2022 The PDA

    PDA Union National Negotiator and Lead for the LloydsPharmacy Negotiations, Paul Moloney has issued a pay update for members employed at the company.  

  • ACTNow wellbeing campaign supports trainees in lead the up to the GPhC assessment

    Wed 25th May 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is supporting the trainee pharmacist ACTNow campaign run by Pharmacist Support which launches today. The campaign this year focuses on helping trainees to feel mentally prepared in the run-up to their assessment. It also helps them to get ready for life as a fully qualified pharmacist.  

  • An award-winning pharmacy student’s commitment to better the profession

    Tue 24th May 2022 The PDA

    In order to highlight the exceptional work of those dedicated to the profession, we caught up with PDA member David Dinneen, who recently won the 2022 Northern Ireland Pharmacy Student Leadership Award. David talks about how he became interested in pharmacy and shares advice for first-year pharmacy students. 

  • NHS announces new guidelines for flexible working requests

    Mon 23rd May 2022 The PDA

    Those working in the NHS and employed under Agenda for Change terms and conditions now have stronger rights regarding requesting flexible working. This is the result of a joint statement issued by NHS Employers and the trade unions representing NHS staff.  

  • PDA responds to requirements for pharmacist Independent Prescribing courses

    Sat 21st May 2022 The PDA

    The PDA welcomes the qualitative considerations when determining eligibility for an Independent Prescribing (IP) course but reiterates the need for the quantitative measure in the interests of patient safety. 

  • Keep our NHS public

    Fri 20th May 2022 The PDA

    Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) is the sister organisation to ‘Health Campaigns Together’ and is a non-party-political organisation campaigning against the privatisation and underfunding of the NHS. 

  • Pharmacist apprenticeships scheme is back on the agenda

    Thu 19th May 2022 The PDA

    After a previously flawed scheme was successfully opposed by PDA members and others, and a pause due to COVID-19, discussions are back in progress to try and introduce a degree apprenticeship alternative to the current undergraduate route to qualification. 

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022

    Thu 19th May 2022 The PDA

    Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which aims to get people talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion to better support those with disabilities/impairments. 

  • Joint Statement from LloydsPharmacy and PDA Union

    Wed 18th May 2022 PDA Union

    Representatives of management and employed pharmacists met for the fourth Pharmacist Joint Consultative Committee (PJCC), and for the first time face to face, in April. 

  • NAWP Newsletter – May 2022

    Tue 17th May 2022 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of the NAWP newsletter - the quarterly mailing that keeps you up-to-date on news, events and issues that relate to women in pharmacy. 

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