Latest News

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.

  • GPhC revising threshold criteria for fitness to practise referral

    Wed 22nd March 2017 The PDA

    When a complaint is made to the GPhC about a registrant, it uses “threshold criteria” to decide whether to refer the matter to the investigating committee, who in turn decide whether to refer to the fitness to practise committee. The GPhC consulted on proposed new criteria to replace the existing. 

  • GPhC Proposes Changes to Pharmacy Technician Training

    Tue 21st March 2017 The PDA

    The GPhC has proposed changes to the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians. 

  • Consultation Response on Religion, Personal Values and Beliefs

    Fri 10th March 2017 The PDA

    The PDA has responded to the GPhC’s consultation on religion, personal values and beliefs and how these relate to patient care and professional responsibilities. 

  • Need some help with your pre-registration exam?

    Thu 9th March 2017 The PDA

    As your registration exam is approaching, we would like to support you in ensuring that you are both well prepared and feel confident to sit the exam. 

  • Consultation Response on Independent Prescribers

    Thu 23rd February 2017 The PDA

    The GPhC is considering relaxing rules to allow pharmacist independent prescribers to supervise those in training. As experts in medicines, it makes sense for the profession to be able to do that. 

  • Indemnity for Pharmacists working in GP surgeries

    Mon 13th February 2017 The PDA

    With membership premiums starting at £212 for lower risk activities, the average cost being £440 and 93% of pharmacists working in GP surgeries paying less than £900, membership of the PDA offers the most cost effective form of professional indemnity for GP surgery based pharmacists.  

  • Press Release: Update on PDAU Recognition with Boots

    Mon 13th February 2017 PDA Union

    Senior judges tell Boots pharmacists that if they want to have their collective bargaining rights represented by the PDA Union, then they must seek the derecognition of the Boots Pharmacists Association. 

  • The PDA’s February student events

    Mon 30th January 2017 The PDA

    We have been invited by schools of pharmacy to attend various student events, so as to inform MPharm students about what a pharmacist's career is like and what the PDA's role is in supporting it. 

  • The PDA is recruiting an Academic Liaison Officer

    Wed 18th January 2017 The PDA

    The PDA is looking for a professional with pharmacy knowledge, as well as outstanding communication skills, for a newly created role. 

  • PSNI Consultation on Pharmacist Prescriber Register Annotation

    Tue 17th January 2017 The PDA

    The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is consulting on legal changes in relation to the annotation of the register of pharmacists who are qualified as independent prescribers, and corresponding changes for supplementary prescribers to ensure a consistent legislative approach to the two groups. 

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