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.

  • Report back from Unions 21 conference

    Wed 29th May 2019 The PDA

    Paul Day, National Officer of the PDA Union was one of the speakers at the Unions 21 annual conference entitled “The future of collective voice” 

  • Media reports of Boots store closure strategy

    Tue 28th May 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA has seen media reports of a large scale branch closure programme by Boots and is reassuring members that the union will be doing all it can to protect their employment should they be affected. 

  • All Party Parliamentary Group on Medicines and Medical Devices

    Tue 28th May 2019 The PDA

    Last month the PDA attended a round table meeting to discuss concerns related to Serious Shortage Protocols. The meeting took place on Tuesday 30 April 2019 at Portcullis House, Westminster.  

  • Minister announces investment at Welsh Pharmacy Conference 2019

    Sat 25th May 2019 The PDA

    After successful events in Belfast and Birmingham earlier this year, PDA’s 2019 national conference programme reached Cardiff this week with the Welsh Pharmacy Conference 19.  

  • Pharmacist apprenticeship latest: Proposal fails first test

    Wed 22nd May 2019 The PDA

    The PDA has been advised that the anonymous proposal to develop an apprenticeship for pharmacists has not passed its first test, but that does not mean that this is the end of the matter. 

  • 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. 

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