Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In our ongoing work to support members and stand up for pharmacists in these turbulent times, the PDA is engaging with employers, regulators, government and other pharmacy bodies on a daily basis to represent pharmacists' interests.

Over the coming weeks and months, every pharmacist will have an important contribution to make and possibly become engaged in activities that they have not previously experienced.

We will continue to champion the interests and needs of pharmacists in this evolving situation.

For more information and guidance, please click on the section headings in the above banner.

 

  • PDA Pandemic Series Update – 4 August 2020

    Tue 4th August 2020 The PDA

    With each edition, we will aim to bring to your attention important issues either those that we are working on or general background information that helps you with your practice. 

  • PDA write to GPhC with concerns about lack of H&S reporting by community pharmacy employers

    Mon 3rd August 2020 The PDA

    The PDA have formally written to the GPhC with their concerns about the failure of community pharmacy employers to report any instances of likely exposure to the coronavirus in the workplace.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on Prison Pharmacists

    Thu 23rd July 2020 The PDA

    In the latest in our string of ‘coronavirus and its impact’ series of interviews, we caught up with PDA Union South East Regional Committee Member, Andrew Jukes, who has been working as a locum in a prison in Lewes, East Sussex since December 2019 - before the coronavirus crisis began.  

  • PDA attend the TUC’s Organise2020 Conference

    Wed 22nd July 2020 The PDA

    Attending Organise2020 was a great opportunity for PDA Union colleagues to learn and share experiences as we are building our union team, expanding our recognition and developing our member and rep networks. 

  • 4 in 10 community pharmacists, who caught COVID, believe they caught it at work

    Tue 21st July 2020 The PDA

    A PDA survey has shown that 4 in 10 community pharmacists who caught COVID believe they caught it at work. This raises further serious questions about the actions of community pharmacy employers who have not reported cases to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).  

  • PDA Pandemic Series Update – 17 July 2020

    Fri 17th July 2020 The PDA

    With each edition, we will aim to bring to your attention important issues either those that we are working on or general background information that helps you with your practice. 

  • How have pharmacy employers assessed and supported safety in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic?  

    Wed 15th July 2020 The PDA

    Nearly 60% of those who responded to the survey feel anxious about the threat of COVID-19 whilst at work. Please see below for information about how employers have responded and for PDA members’ experiences at work. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 4

    Wed 15th July 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Mona Badawy, who at the point of writing this article, was a final year MPharm student at Robert Gordon University. After being a PDA Student Rep for four years, Mona is now a PDA Pre-Reg Rep and shares her journey with us.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 3

    Thu 9th July 2020 The PDA

    In the third instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Jagraj Thandi, a final year MPharm student at Birmingham University. Find out about Jagrag’s experiences and why he decided to join the PDA and become a union rep. 

  • Reflecting on the PDA’s work to help in the fight against COVID-19

    Tue 7th July 2020 The PDA

    Since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year, the PDA has had a critical role to play in raising pharmacist issues and concerns with government and appropriate stakeholders alongside supporting members as they cope with the stress and uncertainty of working on the frontline during a global pandemic.  

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