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.

  • World Patient Safety Day 2021

    Fri 17th September 2021 The PDA

    Today (17 September) marks World Patient Safety Day 2021 which aims to raise awareness and promote the importance of ensuring safety in healthcare. This global day provides a great opportunity for patients, families, caregivers, communities, healthcare professionals and policymakers to show their commitment to patient safety. 

  • PDA releases Flu Vaccination Service FAQs

    Thu 16th September 2021 The PDA

    The PDA advice line receives numerous calls from members each season around the provision of the flu service.  

  • NAWP Newsletter – September 2021

    Wed 15th September 2021 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of the NAWP newsletter - the quarterly mailing that keeps you up-to-date on news, events and issues that relate to women in pharmacy. 

  • Pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and the future

    Tue 14th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Northern Ireland GP Pharmacist Laura Kearney talks about joining the PDA Regional Committee. Laura also shares her experience of working in pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses her thoughts on the future of pharmacy.  

  • Ability Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

    Mon 13th September 2021 The PDA

    The PDA Ability Network has grown substantially over the last year. In the coming weeks, the PDA will be running an election for Ability Officers to lead the network. 

  • PDA calls on Community Pharmacy employers to match NHS statement on violence

    Fri 10th September 2021 The PDA

    The PDA welcome a commitment from NHS England regarding their support for any employee that is a victim of violence or abuse at work, and call on community pharmacy employers to make similar public statements 

  • Important information for those who sat the July 2021 assessment

    Thu 9th September 2021 The PDA

    The GPhC has today published the results of the July 2021 online registration assessment with an overall pass rate of 82%, along with next steps guidance for all candidates.  

  • Should I feel guilty for feeling unsafe?

    Tue 7th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, NAWP Network Committee Member and Community/GP Pharmacist, Ayah Abbass, shares her concerns about her safety as a female pharmacist and what employers can do to ensure women in pharmacy feel safe at work.  

  • Knights Pharmacy acquires 20 branch multiple “Pearn’s Pharmacy” – PDA can support members when their employer changes

    Mon 6th September 2021 PDA Union

    Pearn’s Pharmacies, located in South Wales has been sold to Knights Pharmacy, creating a 90+ pharmacy multiple chain. As an independent trade union, the PDA can provide support and guidance for members at what can be a worrying time. 

  • There is an urgent need to stem the tide of rising pharmacy closures

    Fri 3rd September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, a PDA member reports their experience of pharmacies closing despite there being cover available. 

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