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.

  • The questions answered about apprenticeships have raised even more serious concerns

    Tue 23rd July 2019 The PDA

    Following on from the loud and clear concerns expressed by 98% of 6000+ respondents to the initial proposals of a group of pharmacy employers to enable the creation of pharmacists by an apprenticeship route, the proposal is now going back to the drawing board.  

  • Insight Online – July 2019

    Mon 22nd July 2019 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. 

  • PDA are seeking two Policy Officers

    Fri 19th July 2019 The PDA

    We are seeking a Policy Officer to support the PDA Policy team in providing advice, analysis and guidance to a variety of audiences including colleagues and external stakeholders. 

  • We are looking for PDA student reps!

    Tue 16th July 2019 The PDA

    Find out how you can get involved in extracurricular activities to enhance your development. 

  • Joint statement – Boots and the PDA Union sign voluntary recognition agreement

    Thu 11th July 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA Union and Boots have signed a recognition agreement which will shape employee relations for pharmacists at the company. This is their joint statement. 

  • PDA respond to the Home Office’s call for evidence on violence and abuse toward shop staff

    Thu 11th July 2019 The PDA

    The Home Office has called for evidence on the problem of violence and abuse toward shop staff in England and Wales. It asked for relevant evidence on the prevalence of it, prevention and support measures, the operation of the criminal justice system and the best way of addressing it. The consultation ran from 5 April 2019 to 28 June 2019. 

  • PDA Union and Boots UK sign historic recognition agreement

    Thu 11th July 2019 PDA Union

    Representatives of Boots UK and the pharmacists trade union, PDA Union have signed a formal recognition agreement outlining how the union will represent the 7,000 store based pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists at the largest multiple pharmacy employer in the UK 

  • PDA respond to GPhC consultation on guidance for pharmacist prescribers

    Mon 8th July 2019 The PDA

    The GPhC consulted from 29 March 2019 to 21 June 2019 on guidance to support pharmacist prescribers in meeting their “Standards for Pharmacy Professionals”, and to ensure pharmacists provide safe and effective care when prescribing. 

  • PDA launch Safer Pharmacies Survey 2019

    Wed 3rd July 2019 The PDA

    In our fourth annual patient safety survey, we invite pharmacists to share their experience of safety in the workplace. This survey is open to employees and locums in community and hospital pharmacies.  

  • Striving for excellence in the pharmacy sector

    Fri 28th June 2019 The PDA

    The 20th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards took place earlier this year at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. This year, the annual event coincided with the 2019 Northern Ireland Pharmacy Conference, which took place that afternoon in partnership with the PDA.  

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