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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.

  • Deadline extension for NAWP nominations for upcoming officer elections 

    Mon 6th July 2020 The PDA

    Due to COVID-19, the deadline for receiving nominations for the upcoming NAWP officer elections has been extended to Monday 13 July.  

  • PDA comment on Wright review of PSNC

    Mon 6th July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA have welcomed the publication of the review by Professor David Wright of the PSNC as we have long recognised the need for these structures to be updated. PDA believe that the review and subsequent debate presents a significant opportunity for better representation of community pharmacy in England.  

  • Concerns as community pharmacy fails to report cases of COVID-19 among employees

    Mon 6th July 2020 The PDA

    Community Pharmacy employers have not reported any cases of the COVID-19 infection amongst employees despite a regulatory requirement that they must report if there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed because of their work. 

  • PDA launch the #PharmacistsInAction social media campaign

    Sun 5th July 2020 The PDA

    To celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS, the PDA has today launched the #PharimacistsInAction social media campaign to highlight the valuable work of pharmacists that are on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.  

  • PDA Pandemic Series Update – 4 July 2020

    Sat 4th July 2020 The PDA

    With each edition we will aim to bring to your attention important issues; either those that we are working on or general background information that will help you with your practice. 

  • PDA calls for regulation of the business behaviours of pharmacy owners who damage the reputation of the profession.

    Thu 2nd July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA respond after the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) issued a joint letter with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the alleged actions of some pharmacies during the coronavirus period.  

  • Record membership growth at PDA

    Thu 2nd July 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA held their 12th Annual General Meeting as a Trade Union on 25 June 2020. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was the first general meeting of the union to be held virtually. The review of the year included another record increase in the number of members. 

  • Director of Policy Vacancy

    Wed 1st July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA is pleased to announce that it is seeking a Director of Policy to lead policy function, be one of the main spokespeople, a key member of the senior management team and help influence the future of pharmacy practice across the UK and beyond. This following advert has been placed with the Guardian and Times: 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 2

    Tue 30th June 2020 The PDA

    In the second instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Osariemen Egharevba-Buckman, a second-year MPharm student at Medway School of Pharmacy. 

  • COVID-19 risk management tool for pharmacists and for pharmacies

    Tue 30th June 2020 The PDA

    COVID risk assessments are needed more than ever for all staff, and with an added focus on those at higher risk, such as BAME pharmacists. The PDA want to help protect all pharmacists, their teams and the members of the public that enter the pharmacy from the virus and support the pharmacy from the risk of enforced closure. The PDA's COVID-19 risk assessment tool remains available for FREE download. 

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