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  • England is only country not to issue pandemic recognition payment to NHS workers

    Fri 23rd July 2021 PDA Union

    As pharmacists and other NHS employees on Agenda for Change contracts assess the UK government’s 3% pay rate increase, the PDA is highlighting that England is the only home nation which is yet to give NHS workers a payment in respect of their contribution during the pandemic. 

  • Government finally announces NHS pay award

    Wed 21st July 2021 The PDA

    The Independent Pay Review Body (IPRB) recommendation to increase Agenda for Change pay rates by 3% backdated to 1 April is accepted in full by the UK government. The increase applies to NHS employees in England and is likely to be replicated by the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland and Wales. 

  • PDA Union update on NHS pay

    Wed 21st July 2021 The PDA

    After apparently briefing the media yesterday (20 July) on the precise details of the UK government's NHS pay offer, the relevant Minister has failed to include any reference to pay in the statement made today to the House of Commons.  

  • PDA Union welcomes award of George Cross to NHS employees

    Mon 5th July 2021 The PDA

    NHS pharmacists are among those honored by HM Queen for their service during the pandemic.  

  • Pharmacists are being asked to switch pharmacies during the day

    Mon 5th July 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is receiving a growing number of queries from members who report being pressurised by pharmacy multiple employers to close the branch they are working in part way through the opening hours and travel to open another branch later.  

  • PDA responds to news of Morrisons takeover

    Sat 3rd July 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is responding to the announcement that Company Chemist Association member Morrisons has accepted a £6.3bn ($8.7bn) takeover bid by a US investment group led by the owner of Majestic Wine. 

  • PDA membership numbers have increased by more than 15% in two years

    Thu 24th June 2021 PDA Union

    Even more pharmacists have joined the PDA and a report to the PDA Union annual meeting today confirmed numbers are now at a new record high. The PDA is the largest UK pharmacists’ membership organisation by a significant measure. 

  • Stop “Fire and rehire”

    Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA support a private member’s bill which has its first reading in Parliament today and hopes to outlaw the practice of “Fire and rehire” which is increasingly being used by employers to cut employee benefits. 

  • Help raise the profile of community pharmacy funding in England

    Fri 11th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA support the 38 Degrees petition, created by the NPA, that calls on the Westminster government to recompense pharmacies for the extra costs they have incurred by staying open to provide health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The petition now has almost 100,000 signatures, but needs more to make sure politicians and the general public know about this issue. 

  • Agreement reached on pay increase for members working for NHS Scotland

    Wed 9th June 2021 PDA Union

    PDA Union welcomes agreement and calls on the rest of the UK to follow Scotland's lead.  

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