• Boots Pharmacists News

    Mon 31st July 2017 PDA Union

    Top Story: Pharmacists stand up to Boots in historic attempt to get an independent voice at work 

  • Violence in Pharmacy

    Thu 4th May 2017 The PDA

    The PDA have reissued their policy and associated resource pack on as part of their ongoing efforts to stop violence in pharmacies. 

  • Problem Clauses in Employment Contracts

    Fri 21st October 2016 The PDA

    This booklet gives examples of employment contract clauses that pharmacists and pre-registration graduates should avoid to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in the event of a dispute with their employer. 

  • PDA Locum Booklet – Rights & Responsibilities

    Tue 18th October 2016 PDA Union

    In 2009, the PDA received nearly 3,000 queries, of which over a fifth involved locum contract disputes. As such, we responded to our members' wishes by producing this guide to clarify your rights and to set realistic expectations in remedying any dispute or professional dilemma. The locum guide was revised in October 2016. 

  • PDA Insight – Autumn 2015

    October 2015 The PDA

    The PDA Insight for Autumn 2015 focuses on a new government initiative for pharmacists to work in GP surgeries, professional indemnity arrangements, the potential benefits of hub and spoke dispensing and the launch of the locum campaign. 

  • PDA Insight – Spring 2015

    March 2015 The PDA

    The PDA Insight for Spring 2015 concentrates on Government proposals on decriminalisation of dispensing errors and the progress with Prescription for Excellence in Scotland 

  • PDA Insight – Winter 2013

    February 2014 The PDA

    The Winter 2013 PDA Insight magazines concentrate on Reclaiming our Professional Territory and the 2014 Annual Conference  

  • PDA Insight – Summer 2013

    July 2013 The PDA

    The PDA Insight for Summer 2013 concentrates on Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Initiative 

  • PDA Insight – Autumn 2012

    September 2012 The PDA

    The PDA Insight for Autumn 2012 concentrates on Balancing the supply and demand for Pharmacists and oncall negotiations  

  • Boots Rest Break Policy for Pharmacists (Members Only)

    Fri 11th May 2012 Members Only The PDA

    The PDA has been contacted by a number of members concerning a Rest Break Policy which has been recently issued by Boots in conjunction with the Boots Pharmacists Association (BPA). A senior executive of the company has agreed to share a copy of the policy with the PDA. 

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