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  • PDA’s swift intervention to support a student member saves over £50K in potential loss of salary

    Fri 3rd December 2021 The PDA

    During 2021, the PDA has supported a record number of student and trainee members with problems they’ve faced during learning and training. This support is offered as part of their free PDA membership.  

  • PDA write to GPhC about the impact of automation and online pharmacy provision on patient safety and pharmacy practice

    Fri 3rd December 2021 The PDA

    The PDA has written an open letter on behalf of members to the GPhC to highlight areas of concern which could have an impact on patient safety.  

  • PDA Reps Network in Boots host virtual engagement evenings

    Thu 2nd December 2021 The PDA

    Last week, the PDA Reps Network in Boots hosted a series of virtual engagement evenings for members that work at the company.  

  • Advice to pharmacy students as lecturers take strike action

    Wed 1st December 2021 PDA Union

    The PDA has issued advice to pharmacy students who may face pickets lines and find that their lecturers and other course staff are not at work due to industrial action by members of the University & College Union. University staff are striking against unfair conditions including: insecure contracts, unpaid hours, low pay and minority wage gaps, cuts to pensions and more. 

  • Domestic violence in the LGBT+ community

    Tue 30th November 2021 The PDA

    In the second instalment of the PDA series to raise awareness of the '16 days of Action Against Domestic Violence' campaign, Scott Rutherford, President of the LGBT+ Network explains that some people within society are more likely to be victims of domestic abuse than others.  

  • 16 days of Action Against Domestic Violence

    Thu 25th November 2021 The PDA

    Today marks the start of the '16 days of Action Against Domestic Violence' campaign which supports employers to take action against domestic abuse and violence. All employers have a legal obligation to assess risk and take action against domestic violence for the health, safety and wellbeing of employees. 

  • Ability Newsletter – November 2021

    Wed 24th November 2021 The PDA

    Welcome to this month's PDA Ability Network update. This edition includes information on discrimination and the Equality Act 2010, the challenges of overprescribing for patients with learning disabilities, and a look at the Disability Summit 2021.  

  • Insight Online – November 2021

    Tue 23rd November 2021 The PDA

    In this issue, we share the announcement that Covid-19 vaccinations will become mandatory for NHS workers and news that the government has agreed an international treaty that confirms that everyone has the right to be free from violence and harassment at work. Also, we share advice and FAQs for members working in general practice or primary care. 

  • PDA IN THE NEWS: Boots pay talks

    Mon 22nd November 2021 The PDA

    PDA Director, Paul Day, was interviewed by Dhashini David on BBC Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme ‘Today’ on 22 November regarding the pay dispute between the PDA and Boots.  

  • Enter the PDA Christmas Social Media Competition 2021

    Mon 22nd November 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is offering pharmacy students, trainees and working pharmacists in the UK the chance to win a luxury Christmas hamper worth £250!* 

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