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.

  • PDA publishes a Discharge Medicines Review Service guide

    Tue 30th March 2021 The PDA

    After receiving enquiries from members around the delivery of the Discharge Medicines Review Service, the PDA has published an informative guide that provides an overview of the service, signposts to useful resources and highlights areas where issues may occur.  

  • Insight Online – March 2021

    Fri 26th March 2021 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. 

  • Life as a locum pharmacist

    Fri 26th March 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, locum pharmacist Bayo Adegbite shares his journey of becoming a pharmacist and a PDA Regional Committee Member. Bayo also talks about supporting members, fellow locum pharmacists, and the advice he has for students and pre-regs.  

  • PDA members at Rowlands concerned as some told they will receive no pay increase

    Thu 25th March 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is receiving calls from pharmacists at Rowlands that have concerns about the company's decision and communications regarding pay rates, including from some who claim that their Regional Leaders have just phoned pharmacists to tell them there will be no pay increase this year.  

  • Scottish Government tables 4% pay offer for NHS employees working in Scotland

    Thu 25th March 2021 The PDA

    PDA Union describes offer as a significant improvement on the UK Government’s 1% but recognises it is still well short of expectations. 

  • NAWP ‘Women Leading in Pharmacy’ event hailed a great success

    Fri 19th March 2021 The PDA

    On Saturday 13 March, NAWP hosted an online event to mark International Women’s Day. The UN theme for 2021 was Women in Leadership: achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world, so the event focused on Women Leading in Pharmacy. 

  • Supporting members to have conversations about Covid-19 vaccinations

    Thu 18th March 2021 The PDA

    As part of the #GetVaccinated campaign, a new PDA factsheet has been released for pharmacists to help with questions from the public about the Covid-19 vaccination.  

  • PDA welcomes funding announcements in Wales

    Wed 17th March 2021 The PDA

    The Welsh Government has announced that it will fund a bonus payment for NHS and social care staff to recognise their extraordinary contribution during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

  • Health Campaigns Together conference

    Wed 17th March 2021 The PDA

    PDA Union is part of the campaigning group Health Campaigns Together (HCT) who recently held a virtual conference entitled 'The Pandemic and Privatisation.' 

  • PDA welcomes latest Government proposals to remove outstanding discrimination in NHS Pension Scheme

    Tue 16th March 2021 The PDA

    Members may have recently seen the PDA response to the Government consultation on measures to remove age discrimination in the NHS Pension Scheme, proposals which are welcomed by us as they reflect precisely the points highlighted by the PDA.  

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