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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.

  • Boots Newsletter – June 2022

    Fri 24th June 2022 The PDA

    Keeping you informed of all the PDA Union activities within Boots. 

  • PDA comments on CCA written evidence

    Fri 24th June 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is commenting on written evidence provided to the Westminster parliament’s Health Select Committee by the Company Chemists Association (CCA) which has recently been made public.  

  • NAWP requests nominations for upcoming elections

    Thu 23rd June 2022 The PDA

    Three positions are available: President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary. Please see below for further details of the roles. 

  • Newly qualified pharmacist salaries at Boots

    Thu 23rd June 2022 The PDA

    The PDA Union is highlighting how newly qualified (NQ) pharmacist rates have increased over recent years. 

  • Pharmacy cancer referral scheme announced in England

    Wed 22nd June 2022 The PDA

    The PDA has responded to the proposal to roll out a community pharmacy-based cancer diagnosis pilot in England. 

  • Boots Pharmacists – Joint Statement on increased NQ salaries

    Wed 22nd June 2022 PDA Union

    The following joint statement from PDA Union and Boots was issued at 10:00 am on Wednesday 22 June 2022. 

  • Welcome to the June 2022 PDA Education update

    Tue 21st June 2022 The PDA

    Welcome to the June PDA Education update. PDA Education provides FREE training and support to PDA members. 

  • PDA supports CEPOW 2022

    Mon 20th June 2022 The PDA

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 marks the Global Day of Action to Climate and Employment Proof our Work (CEPOW). The PDA is supporting the day by encouraging pharmacists and pharmacy employers to discuss plans for resilience and sustainable business.  

  • PDA to host Anti-racist Pharmacy Toolkit launch event

    Sun 19th June 2022 The PDA

    Last year, PDA BAME Network members raised concerns of racism still prevalent in pharmacy in a survey and during the 'No more tick boxes' event. In response, the PDA BAME committee is launching the PDA Anti-Racist Pharmacy Toolkit this summer to help members lead change in the workplace.  

  • Scottish government offer NHS Scotland employees 5% pay increase

    Sat 18th June 2022 The PDA

    This week (15 June) members employed on Agenda for Change terms and conditions in the NHS in Scotland, along with all NHS Scotland employees have been offered a pay increase of 5%. Covering all 160,000 employees working in the NHS in Scotland, this will now be considered by unions representing the NHS Scotland workforce.  

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