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  • NHS Pharmacists’ Newsletter – October 2023

    Mon 2nd October 2023 The PDA

    Welcome to the PDA NHS Pharmacists' Newsletter for PDA members. In the issue learn about the results of a recent general practice survey and how members managed to work together to influence changes to working hours at their Trust. Also, learn about the Black Country's clinical peer mentoring scheme. 

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Member Voice – ‘I found a lump!’

    Sun 1st October 2023 The PDA

    To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October President of the PDA NAWP Network, Ayah Abbass shares her personal experience of one of the scariest moments in her life - finding a lump in her breast. Ayah also offers advice to those in a similar situation. 

  • PDA General Practice survey

    Fri 29th September 2023 The PDA

    After a hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic, the PDA believed that a survey of members working in general practice would be beneficial to seek the views of members working in primary care. 

  • Are you fit to sit for the November 2023 assessment?

    Thu 28th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is offering advice to those eligible to sit the November 2023 assessment as they enter their final weeks of preparation.  

  • PDA launches EDI Network flyers to celebrate inclusion and create inclusive workplaces

    Wed 27th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is celebrating National Inclusion Week by launching new flyers for each of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. The pharmacy networks work to promote more inclusive working environments. 

  • PDA Ability Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

    Tue 26th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA Ability Network has grown substantially over the last couple of years and is now running an election for three officers to lead the network.  

  • REMINDER: Have your say on proposals to enable pharmacy technicians to supply and administer medicines under PGDs

    Mon 25th September 2023 The PDA

    The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposals for the use of PGDs (Patient Group Directions) by Pharmacy Technicians. PDA members are encouraged to individually respond to the consultation before 29 September 2023. 

  • PDA attends All Party Parliamentary Group roundtable

    Thu 21st September 2023 The PDA

    The cross-party group of MPs with an interest in pharmacy gathered to hear from pharmacy representatives about the most important challenges to overcome and what some possible solutions might be. The group is chaired by Taiwo Owatemi, MP who is a pharmacist. 

  • Conflict, natural disaster and the risk of rising resistance

    Mon 18th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) have issued a joint statement responding to the threat of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) in regions affected by conflict and natural disaster. 

  • PDA BAME Network to attend 27th Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference

    Wed 13th September 2023 The PDA

    The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)’s 27th Annual Black Workers Conference will take place in Glasgow next month (7-8 October). Scottish-based PDA BAME Network members Urvi Vora and Shabina Wali will be debating and discussing a wide range of issues at the conference on behalf of the PDA.  

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