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  • It’s Time to Address Stress

    Thu 28th April 2022 The PDA

    PDA Members and Representatives gathered last week to launch the PDA’s new awareness factsheet ‘It’s Time to Address Stress’. The factsheet looks at the causes and symptoms of stress in the workplace and provides advice on ways pharmacists can access support and improve working conditions. 

  • Pharmacy students return to in-person examinations

    Wed 27th April 2022 The PDA

    The PDA has been contacted by many student members who are apprehensive about the return to in-person assessments. This is due to their continuing worry of Covid-19 transmissions and anxiety caused by changing exam formats and procedures. 

  • Insight Online – April 2022

    Tue 26th April 2022 The PDA

    This month, we respond to reports that some pharmacy businesses are discussing a locum 'blacklist'. We also outline what sessions we will be running at CPC next month, and list a series of FREE webinars that are available for trainee pharmacists. 

  • PDA calls on community and locum pharmacists to complete the violence and abuse in pharmacy survey

    Mon 25th April 2022 The PDA

    The PDA urges those that haven't already completed the recent violence and abuse in community pharmacy survey, to do so now in order to ensure the PDA has a true representation of the current state of the sector.  

  • RPS – English Pharmacy Board 2022 candidate responses on key topics

    Mon 25th April 2022 The PDA

    The PDA invited candidates for the English Pharmacy Board 2022 elections to let us know their views on some key topics, see their responses here. 

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society – English Pharmacy Board elections, 2022

    Mon 25th April 2022 The PDA

    The PDA want to see, and work alongside, effective professional bodies for pharmacists and we have always encouraged our members in Great Britain to join the RPS and engage in their elections.  

  • International Workers’ Memorial Day 2022: Reminding everyone why safety at work is so important

    Sun 24th April 2022 PDA Union

    Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) 28 April commemorates those workers.  

  • Well Pharmacy allow Covid positive staff to work in pharmacies

    Sun 24th April 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is reminding Responsible Pharmacists (RP) that they play an essential role in deciding what is safe for patients and colleagues in the pharmacy, when faced with staff members at work who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

  • Find out what the PDA is doing about supporting the casualties of war in Ukrainian hospitals

    Fri 22nd April 2022 The PDA

    The PDA, working with various continental pharmacist union partners is responding to the calls from Ukrainian hospitals for help and specialist medicines, by launching a campaign today. 

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – April 2022

    Wed 20th April 2022 The PDA

    In this April update, read about how cervical cancer screenings can be improved for transgender men and non-binary people. Also, read about the research showing that the LGBT+ community is facing poorer health and social care outcomes compared to other members of society.  

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