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  • INSIGHT ONLINE – August 2019

    Thu 22nd August 2019 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. 

  • PDA launches Brexit Medicines Survey

    Thu 22nd August 2019 The PDA

    The focus on Brexit and its potential impact upon the use of medicines by patients provides an opportunity for pharmacists to contemplate the current situation regarding medicines both from a supply and demand perspective. 

  • PDA is seeking a Primary Care Pharmacist

    Wed 21st August 2019 The PDA

    We are seeking a Primary Care Pharmacist to support the PDA Policy team in providing advice and guidance on general practice and primary care pharmacy to a variety of audiences including colleagues and external stakeholders. 

  • PDA respond to RPS consultation on a Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners

    Wed 21st August 2019 The PDA

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) consulted from 21 June 2019 to 2 August 2019 on a competency framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP). The framework covers the competencies required of a prescriber, in any profession, taking on the DPP role for trainees during the Period of Learning in Practice (PLP). 

  • Joint statement – Boots and PDAU Joint Negotiating Body

    Wed 14th August 2019 The PDA

    The PDA Union and Boots have signed a recognition agreement which will shape employee relations for pharmacists at the company. This is their joint statement. 

  • First PDAU network in place at Boots

    Tue 13th August 2019 The PDA

    Following the recognition agreement signed by the PDA Union and Boots, the PDAU has now established a network of PDAU representatives to represent the circa 7,000 pharmacists and pre-registration trainees employed at the company. 

  • PDA wants to hear about the impact of Brexit on pharmacy

    Wed 7th August 2019 The PDA

    Brexit is the most significant political event happening and with the risk of a no deal exit from the UK’s membership of the EU coming closer, the PDA wants to make sure the interests of patients and pharmacists are being considered by decision makers. 

  • PDA seeks more views on the 5-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF)

    Fri 2nd August 2019 The PDA

    The Government has recently announced the agreement of the new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for England. We would like to seek the views of our community pharmacist members on some of its contents. Hundreds of pharmacists have already shared their views; Please complete our short survey to tell us what you think. 

  • Pharmacists concerned over employment implications of PCNs

    Wed 31st July 2019 The PDA

    An increasing number of primary care pharmacists are raising concerns about the way PCNs are being introduced and the impact it is having on their employment. The PDAU is encouraging members working in this field who are concerned to get in touch so they can receive appropriate advice for their situation.  

  • PDA launch Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework Survey 2019

    Fri 26th July 2019 The PDA

    The Government has just announced the agreement of the new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for England. We would like to seek the views of our community pharmacist members on some of its contents.  

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