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 Pandemic Series Update – 4 July 2020

    Sat 4th July 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 will help you with your practice. 

  • PDA calls for regulation of the business behaviours of pharmacy owners who damage the reputation of the profession.

    Thu 2nd July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA respond after the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) issued a joint letter with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the alleged actions of some pharmacies during the coronavirus period.  

  • Record membership growth at PDA

    Thu 2nd July 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA held their 12th Annual General Meeting as a Trade Union on 25 June 2020. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was the first general meeting of the union to be held virtually. The review of the year included another record increase in the number of members. 

  • Director of Policy Vacancy

    Wed 1st July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA is pleased to announce that it is seeking a Director of Policy to lead policy function, be one of the main spokespeople, a key member of the senior management team and help influence the future of pharmacy practice across the UK and beyond. This following advert has been placed with the Guardian and Times: 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 2

    Tue 30th June 2020 The PDA

    In the second instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Osariemen Egharevba-Buckman, a second-year MPharm student at Medway School of Pharmacy. 

  • COVID-19 risk management tool for pharmacists and for pharmacies

    Tue 30th June 2020 The PDA

    COVID risk assessments are needed more than ever for all staff, and with an added focus on those at higher risk, such as BAME pharmacists. The PDA want to help protect all pharmacists, their teams and the members of the public that enter the pharmacy from the virus and support the pharmacy from the risk of enforced closure. The PDA's COVID-19 risk assessment tool remains available for FREE download. 

  • NAWP requests nominations for upcoming elections

    Mon 22nd June 2020 The PDA

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

  • PDA Pandemic Series Update – 21 June 2020

    Sun 21st June 2020 The PDA

    With each edition, we 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. 

  • PDA respond to government delay in publishing BAME protective measures against COVID-19 

    Fri 19th June 2020 The PDA

    Given that 43% of registered Pharmacists in the UK are from the BAME community, this is an issue of great importance within our profession.  

  • Insight Online – June 2020

    Fri 19th June 2020 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. 

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