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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.

  • What I have learnt from working across a wide variety of pharmacy sectors

    Thu 6th May 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Pearl J D’souza, a pharmacist that has worked across a wide variety of sectors, shares why she became a pharmacist and why it is important to protect ourselves and our colleagues so that we are available to provide the best possible care for patients. Pearl also talks about discrimination and equality and offers advice to pharmacy students and pre-regs.  

  • PDA membership is now even greater value

    Sat 1st May 2021 The PDA

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has agreed that PDA members can claim tax relief against the vast majority of the cost of their membership fee which will reduce the net cost incurred by members, potentially saving pharmacists hundreds of pounds. 

  • Government calls for evidence to support a Women’s Health Strategy for England

    Fri 30th April 2021 The PDA

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views to help inform the development of the government’s Women’s Health Strategy for England. The call for evidence looks to collect views on women's health and will run until 30 May 2021.  

  • PDA can support members when their employer changes under a “TUPE Transfer”

    Thu 29th April 2021 PDA Union

    Though a number of community pharmacies are closing, others are still being bought and sold which often means pharmacists may find they have a new employer. As an independent trade union, the PDA can provide support and guidance for members at what can be a worrying time. 

  • PDA comments on the Commission’s report into racial and ethnic disparities in the UK

    Thu 29th April 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is extremely concerned and disappointed by the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities in the UK - “the Sewell Report”. 

  • Supporting colleagues taking part in Ramadan

    Wed 28th April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, community pharmacist and PDA rep, Hala Jawad shares how colleagues can be supportive and understanding to those taking part in Ramadan which is a holy month in the Islamic calendar. This year, Ramadan started approximately on 12 April and will run until 11 May 2021*.  

  • PDA calls for an end to violence in pharmacy

    Wed 28th April 2021 The PDA

    As today marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work and International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD), the PDA is highlighting their longstanding campaign to end violence in pharmacies by reiterating calls for the whole sector to take proactive measures to reduce the risk of abuse and violence in the workplace. 

  • PDA will continue to support exam candidates and future pharmacists

    Tue 27th April 2021 The PDA

    The PDA has once again adjusted their membership categories to ensure that they will be able to support all exam candidates, whatever the outcome and whenever they sit their assessment. 

  • PDA supports Shopkind campaign to tackle violence and abuse in the workplace

    Tue 27th April 2021 The PDA

    Last week, the ShopKind campaign was launched to help tackle the worrying rise in violence and abuse against shopworkers. The national campaign, funded by the Home Office, is uniting the retail sector by asking people to ShopKind when in stores. The PDA welcomes this news that is in line with their longstanding campaign to end violence in pharmacies.  

  • PDAU announce union network at Lloyds Pharmacy

    Mon 26th April 2021 PDA Union

    The PDA Union has announced the initial network of union representatives under the recognition agreement with Lloyds Pharmacy 

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