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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.

  • NAWP Newsletter – August 2020

    Wed 26th August 2020 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of the NAWP newsletter - the quarterly mailing that keeps you up-to-date on news, events and issues that relate to women in pharmacy. 

  • Coroner’s Prevention Of Future Deaths Report

    Wed 26th August 2020 The PDA

    We have been made aware of a Prevention of Future Deaths Report which was issued by the Senior Coroner at St Pancras Coroner’s Court. 

  • PDA join Prescription Charges Coalition

    Wed 26th August 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has joined the Prescription Charges Coalition, a group of 49 organisations calling on the Westminster Government to scrap prescription charges for people with long-term medical conditions in England. 

  • PDA sponsor student category of Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2020

    Tue 25th August 2020 The PDA

    The PDA is pleased to sponsor the Student Leadership Award for another year at the Scottish Pharmacy Awards in Glasgow on the 25th November 2020 and encourage all those eligible for this award to consider applying. 

  • More than a dispensing error – a family’s view

    Mon 24th August 2020 The PDA

    The following article gives the perspective of a next of kin following a dispensing error and was offered to us by the patient’s spouse. The PDA is regularly contacted about issues relating to pharmacy practice by those who have an interest. We are often told this is not just because we are the largest pharmacist membership organisation in the UK, but also due to our work where we prioritise patient safety and have no agenda beyond representing the interests of pharmacists. 

  • Coroner highlights the role of poor medicines review in death of patient

    Fri 21st August 2020 The PDA

    The BMJ recently reported on the sad death of a patient who died of a tramadol overdose. The patient was found to have significant quantities of unused repeat medicines in their home.  

  • Lloyds pharmacists raise concerns about change proposals

    Thu 20th August 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has received multiple reports from members after asking for details from the large number of pharmacists who may need support with dealing with the company’s so-called “transformation and harmonisation programme”. 

  • Naina Chotai elected as the 48th President of NAWP

    Thu 20th August 2020 The PDA

    Thank you to everyone that took part in the 2020 NAWP (National Association of Women Pharmacists) elections. We are pleased to announce that Naina Chotai, a community and locum pharmacist in the South-East, has been elected as this year’s President of NAWP. Congratulations Naina!  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 5

    Wed 19th August 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Zahra Nawaz, a second-year student from the University of Wolverhampton. Here, Zahra shares her experience of studying during a global pandemic, life during lockdown and what she has learned since becoming a PDA Student Rep. 

  • PDA Pandemic Series Update – 19 August 2020

    Wed 19th August 2020 The PDA

    With each edition, we will aim to bring to your attention important issues either those that we are working on or general background information that helps you with your practice. 

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