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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.

  • PDA write to GPhC with concerns about lack of H&S reporting by community pharmacy employers

    Mon 3rd August 2020 The PDA

    The PDA have formally written to the GPhC with their concerns about the failure of community pharmacy employers to report any instances of likely exposure to the coronavirus in the workplace.  

  • Latest on pharmacist union recognition at LloydsPharmacy

    Mon 3rd August 2020 PDA Union

    At the request of members, the PDA Union has submitted a statutory application for recognition to secure an independent voice at work for pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds). In a recent communication to pharmacists the company management claimed to be surprised by this action, so the union is reiterating how we reached this point while also giving an update on latest developments.  

  • PDA Launch Education Hub

    Thu 30th July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA Education Hub launches this week with a programme of support for provisionally registered pharmacists, marking further growth for the PDA 

  • The PDA host their first LGBT+ network event

    Wed 29th July 2020 The PDA

    This virtual meeting was an opportunity for LGBT+ network members to discuss relevant issues in pharmacy, for both pharmacists and patients, as well as to talk about the future direction of the network. 

  • NAWP elections 2020

    Mon 27th July 2020 The PDA

    We are delighted to present the nominations for the three NAWP Officers - President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary. 

  • PDA members at LloydsPharmacy need your help

    Mon 27th July 2020 PDA Union

    Senior management at the McKesson group, the owners of LloydsPharmacy, have disputed the call from their pharmacists for an independent voice at work through a voluntary agreement of union recognition. Those pharmacists are now asking for help from colleagues across the profession. 

  • PDA launch Safer Pharmacies Survey 2020

    Mon 27th July 2020 The PDA

    In our fifth annual patient safety survey, we invite pharmacists to share their experience of safety in the workplace. This survey is open to employed and locum pharmacists wherever they work.  

  • Update on employment changes at LloydsPharmacy

    Sat 25th July 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA will be supporting any members affected by the announcement made by Lloyds Pharmacy about potential pharmacy closures, changes of ownership and changes to employment contracts. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on Prison Pharmacists

    Thu 23rd July 2020 The PDA

    In the latest in our string of ‘coronavirus and its impact’ series of interviews, we caught up with PDA Union South East Regional Committee Member, Andrew Jukes, who has been working as a locum in a prison in Lewes, East Sussex since December 2019 - before the coronavirus crisis began.  

  • PDA Union take part in the Pharmacy Show 2020

    Thu 23rd July 2020 The PDA

    As part of the Pharmacy Show 2020, PDA Union Reps delivered a webinar entitled “PDA Union for Pharmacists – the importance of indemnity and representation”, which covered a range of topics. 

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