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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.

  • Insight Online – May 2019

    Mon 20th May 2019 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you updated on PDA news and events, as well as issues that affected you at work. 

  • PDA invite you to complete our Pharmacists Working in General Practice Survey

    Fri 17th May 2019 The PDA

    It’s almost two years since the PDA did its UK-wide survey of pharmacists working in general practice. Since then there have been many and various developments across the four nations of the UK - including the commitment in Scotland to pharmaceutical care through the Achieving Excellence Strategy, and most recently the announcement of the new GP contract for England. 

  • PDA respond to BEIS consultation on confidentiality clauses

    Fri 17th May 2019 The PDA

    The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has consulted on confidentiality clauses, particularly in relation to settlement agreements. The government said: 

  • PDA encourage you to share your views on guidance for pharmacist prescribers

    Thu 16th May 2019 The PDA

    The GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council) is consulting from 29 March 2019 to 21 June 2019 on guidance for pharmacist prescribers. In order to support the needs of individual pharmacists, the PDA regularly respond to consultations on matters related to the sector and will be responding to this consultation.  

  • Well Data Breach Potential Claims Update

    Fri 10th May 2019 The PDA

    On 12 March we wrote to all our members to let them know about a data breach at Well Pharmacy and the options open to them. Over 1,000 people have contacted us with a view to being part of a group claim for compensation. We are currently collating information from those affected with a view to presenting this information to Well to initiate our discussions with them. 

  • Responses from the Pharmacist Apprenticeship Meeting

    Wed 8th May 2019 The PDA

    Following the Pharmacist Apprenticeship Meeting last week, the institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has provided written responses to some of the questions raised at the meeting. You can read the document by clicking on the link below. 

  • Outcome of Pharmacist Apprenticeship Meeting

    Thu 2nd May 2019 The PDA

    The PDA held a meeting of stakeholders with the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IFATE) today to discuss the controversial proposal for a pharmacist apprenticeship.  

  • Second joint statement – Boots & the PDA Union

    Wed 1st May 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA Union and Boots have released their second joint statement with an update on employee relations for pharmacists at the company. 

  • Update on Pharmacist Apprenticeship Proposal

    Tue 30th April 2019 The PDA

    Even though there were only 5 days left on a very short consultation time frame, nearly 6,000 PDA members responded to our encouragement to feed back on the 10 day consultation on an apprenticeship for pharmacist proposal, which was made public by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IFATE) earlier this month. This is an update on what will happen next. 

  • PDA respond to PSNI consultation on guidance on maintaining clear sexual boundaries

    Tue 30th April 2019 The PDA

    Earlier this month (4 - 14 April 2019), the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) consulted on draft guidance for ‘Maintaining Clear Sexual Boundaries with People Receiving Care’.  

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