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  • PDA members help pre-regs in the run up to the July 2021 assessment

    Thu 3rd June 2021 The PDA

    Last week, three PDA members were guest speakers at an online PDA event that helped to support over sixty pre-regs due to sit the July assessment. The session, held exclusively for PDA members, saw Johnny Blatchford, Samuel Opoku and Abby Clarke share their experience of sitting the first online assessment in March 2021. 

  • ACT NOW: Important information for locums in Wales eligible to claim NHS bonus payment

    Wed 2nd June 2021 The PDA

    The deadline for making a claim to receive the bonus payment is 11 June 2021.  

  • PDA publish salary ready reckoner for Boots pharmacists

    Wed 2nd June 2021 PDA Union

    “Transparency” is a underpinning principle of the PDA’s objectives for any pay system and the union has produced a “Ready Reckoner” tool to assist union members at Boots in understanding where their pay sits in comparison to "market rates".   

  • PDA hosts ‘Get Mentally Prepared’ for the exams workshop with Pharmacist Support

    Tue 1st June 2021 The PDA

    Last month, student and pre-reg members joined the PDA for a wellbeing workshop hosted by Pharmacist Support.  

  • Pharmacists during the pandemic and life as a PDA rep

    Fri 28th May 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, community pharmacist Hala Jawad shares how proud she is of the amazing service pharmacists have provided to patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hala also gives advice to pharmacy students and pre-regs and shares how being a woman from a minority group led her to become a PDA rep. 

  • PDA calls for rethink of decision to end free parking for NHS workers

    Thu 27th May 2021 The PDA

    The UK government has announced that it is ending a scheme for NHS workers which has provided free parking to those on duty during the COVID-19 emergency response period.  

  • PDA updates Covid-19 vaccine FAQs

    Thu 27th May 2021 The PDA

    The PDA has updated their Covid-19 vaccine FAQs for pharmacists to use when talking to patients, to help answer any questions or concerns they may have and to help them to overcome vaccine hesitancy.  

  • PDA IN THE NEWS: Shattering the silence on hidden disabilities in pharmacy

    Thu 27th May 2021 The PDA

    Last month, PDA Director Paul Day, spoke on the Pharmaceutical Journal podcast ‘The PJ Pod’. During the interview, Paul explained what discrimination pharmacists with hidden disabilities can be exposed to, the importance of speaking up when mistreatment takes place, and what employers need to do to accommodate them. 

  • PDA receives positive member feedback from the March 2021 assessment candidates

    Thu 27th May 2021 The PDA

    The PDA would like to congratulate those who passed the March 2021 assessment. Members have been continuously supported throughout the assessment process in a number of ways including receiving advice and guidance and being invited to take part in free PDA member revision assessment programmes. The PDA also called on employers to support staff sitting the assessment. 

  • RPS consultation on the Foundation Pharmacist Curriculum

    Tue 25th May 2021 The PDA

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has recently opened a consultation on the Foundation Pharmacist Curriculum and topic guide which has been developed as a continuation of the work started with the Foundation Pharmacist Framework (2019).  

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