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  • PDA attends GFTU Young Members Development Weekend

    Thu 22nd December 2022 The PDA

    PDA Student Reps and staff attended the GFTU Young Members Development Weekend to learn essential skills for activists, network with other young members, and bring new ideas back to the PDA.  

  • Medicines supply issues

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is asking members to complete a short survey about the availability of commonly prescribed medicines. 

  • Insight Online – December 2022

    Tue 20th December 2022 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This month we are asking members to confirm how strongly they feel about possible strike action and are encouraging pharmacists to take part in the annual Safer Pharmacies Survey. Also, learn about an exclusive member benefit this holiday season.  

  • PDA asks members to confirm their strength of feeling about possible strike action over NHS pay

    Mon 19th December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is undertaking an additional survey of pharmacists employed in the NHS, before deciding if they will hold their first ever ballot for industrial action. 

  • National Executive Committee elections 2023

    Mon 19th December 2022 PDA Union

    Nominations open tomorrow (Tuesday 20th December) for candidates to form the National Executive Committee for the PDA Union for the period 1 April 2023 - 31 March 2028.  

  • Ability Newsletter – December 2022

    Fri 16th December 2022 The PDA

    In this December update, read about reasonable adjustments and the support available to those who need certain adjustments. Also read about 'Intersection', our newsletter that brings together news from all four PDA EDI Networks, along with tackling bullying in the workplace.  

  • Reasonable adjustments, know your rights

    Thu 15th December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA Ability Network is aware of the complexities which make understanding and accessing reasonable adjustments far from straightforward. The network has highlighted some key information and sources of support that so many network members have utilised themselves. 

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – December 2022

    Wed 14th December 2022 The PDA

    In this December update, read about bisexuality and the issues bisexual people face and national-level data on LGBT+ workers union membership. Also, read about a project that aims to improve cervical cancer screenings for transgender and non-binary people.  

  • “I want women’s voices in pharmacy to be heard” interview with NAWP President, Ayah Abbass

    Tue 13th December 2022 The PDA

    The office of the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England interviewed NAWP President, Ayah Abbass for the December 2022 edition of the Inclusive Pharmacy Practice (IPP) Bulletin 

  • PDA is supporting members impacted by the Integrated Care Systems

    Mon 12th December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is supporting pharmacists in England whose employment has been impacted by the creation of new NHS structures. 

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