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  • Pharmacists who were transferred by Boots to receive bonus payment

    Fri 27th November 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has obtained confirmation that former boots pharmacists whose jobs were TUPE transferred to new employers will receive a pro-rata bonus payment calculated to their leaving date. 

  • Community Pharmacy NHS Contractual Breach Concerns

    Fri 27th November 2020 The PDA

    Locum and other pharmacists are increasingly asking PDA how to raise concerns about occasions where despite locum pharmacist cover being readily available, community pharmacy contractors are closing pharmacies, potentially in breach of their NHS contractual terms and creating difficulties for patients. 

  • Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

    Thu 26th November 2020 The PDA

    The Scottish Pharmacy Awards took place virtually last night to pay tribute to a number of the sector’s notable trailblazers, and the positive impact they have forged for the benefit of their patients and peers. The PDA was delighted to once again sponsor the Student Leadership category of the awards. 

  • Joint statement – Boots & the PDA Union (20 October 2020)

    Thu 26th November 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA Union and Boots have released their latest joint statement following their Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) meeting, which was held virtually on 20 October 2020.  

  • Build back better by involving the profession

    Tue 24th November 2020 The PDA

    PDA Director, Paul Day discusses the importance of involving the profession in shaping the future of the Community Pharmacy sector. 

  • Insight Online – November 2020

    Mon 23rd November 2020 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect you at work. 

  • Pharmacists reminded that home working during the year qualifies for tax relief

    Sun 22nd November 2020 The PDA

    As HMRC reminds those who complete self-assessments about their annual tax return deadline date, the PDA is reminding pharmacists that anyone who has worked from home may be eligible for tax relief. 

  • Another success for pharmacists at Lloydspharmacy as trade union bargaining unit decided

    Fri 20th November 2020 PDA Union

    Pharmacists at Lloyds have moved another step closer to securing an independent voice at work through their trade union, the PDAU. The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) have decided which pharmacists will be in scope of union recognition; accepting in full the PDA proposal and rejecting entirely the company’s alternative. 

  • BAME Network elections 2020

    Fri 20th November 2020 The PDA

    The BAME Network has grown exponentially and the PDA is pleased to announce that it now has more than 600 members.  

  • PDA urge the GPhC to ensure there is a fair assessment process

    Thu 19th November 2020 The PDA

    Following the GPhC announcement confirming Pearson VUE as the regulator’s supplier for the 2021 registration assessment, members have been raising their concerns with the PDA regarding the computer-based company’s ability to deliver an efficient and fair examination process for provisionally registered pharmacists and re-sitters that have been waiting months to sit their assessment exam which was cancelled due to the pandemic. 

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