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  • PDA announce Regional Committee Election Results

    Fri 5th March 2021 The PDA

    Your Regional Committee is made up of elected members, pharmacists like you, from different sectors of the profession who collectively and individually have responsibility for recruiting, engaging and representing members in their region. 

  • Anger and disappointment as government suggest it may be 1% pay rise for NHS employees

    Fri 5th March 2021 Paul Day

    PDA Union has today reacted to press reports that the 2021 NHS Pay increase is to be limited to 1% and calls on the Independent Pay Review Body (IPRB) that advises Government on NHS Pay to show its independence and reflect the need to ensure NHS workers are treated with the same dignity and respect on pay that they have shown to their patients throughout the pandemic. 

  • The perfect storm – A PDA Regional Official’s perspective of violence in pharmacies

    Thu 4th March 2021 The PDA

    In our latest guest blog, PDA Regional Official for Northern Ireland, Una O'Farrell, shares her views on violence in pharmacy and what we need to do as a sector to affect change.  

  • Individual Coaching Support available via #LookingAfterYouToo

    Wed 3rd March 2021 The PDA

    In recognition that colleagues involved in the delivery of frontline NHS services, both clinical and non-clinical, are facing unprecedented challenges through Covid-19, NHS England and Improvement (NHS E & I) is offering those who work in primary care, including community pharmacy, individual coaching support. 

  • Urgent action needed by GPhC to retain credibility of online registration assessment

    Mon 1st March 2021 The PDA

    The latest issues with the first online registration assessment have left many of the population of exam candidates with little or no confidence in the arrangements and wondering what else may go wrong between now and receiving their results. 

  • PDA reiterate call for everyone who works in pharmacy to be in a trade union

    Fri 26th February 2021 PDA Union

    In a week that two major pharmacy multiples have announced plans to cut other jobs, the PDAU has reiterated the call for everyone who is working to be in a trade union suitable for their role so that they can receive the support, protection and other benefits of being part of an independent trade union. 

  • NAWP calls on employers to publish gender pay gap reports

    Wed 24th February 2021 The PDA

    The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) says gender equality should continue to be treated as important and that there is no need for good employers to delay publishing their 2019/20 gender pay gap report until the new October enforcement deadline. 

  • Withdrawal and Nullification- Sitting the registration assessment in March 2021

    Wed 24th February 2021 The PDA

    With the assessment fast approaching (17 & 18 March), the PDA is aware that some members may find themselves in situations that will have an adverse impact on their performance. 

  • BAME Pharmacists’ Network – February Update

    Wed 24th February 2021 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest PDA BAME Pharmacists' Network Update. To date, the BAME committee boasts a membership of over 700, and our numbers continue to grow. 

  • PDA Covid-19 vaccination portal helped over 1100 locum pharmacists

    Tue 23rd February 2021 The PDA

    The PDA were concerned that some locum pharmacists could have been missed from the population of frontline health professionals to be allocated a Covid-19 vaccination, and therefore agreed with NHS England that we would develop a web portal to capture the details of locums that needed vaccinations. 

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