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.

  • Continued importance of the Covid-19 vaccination programme

    Tue 6th July 2021 The PDA

    NHS declares a watershed moment as all adults in the UK are now invited to receive their Covid-19 vaccination.  

  • 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. 

  • PDA members help pre-regs in the run up to the July 2021 assessment

    Thu 3rd June 2021 The PDA

    Last week, three PDA members were guest speakers at an online PDA event that helped to support over sixty pre-regs due to sit the July assessment. The session, held exclusively for PDA members, saw Johnny Blatchford, Samuel Opoku and Abby Clarke share their experience of sitting the first online assessment in March 2021. 

  • PDA hosts ‘Get Mentally Prepared’ for the exams workshop with Pharmacist Support

    Tue 1st June 2021 The PDA

    Last month, student and pre-reg members joined the PDA for a wellbeing workshop hosted by Pharmacist Support.  

  • Pharmacists during the pandemic and life as a PDA rep

    Fri 28th May 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, community pharmacist Hala Jawad shares how proud she is of the amazing service pharmacists have provided to patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hala also gives advice to pharmacy students and pre-regs and shares how being a woman from a minority group led her to become a PDA rep. 

  • PDA calls for rethink of decision to end free parking for NHS workers

    Thu 27th May 2021 The PDA

    The UK government has announced that it is ending a scheme for NHS workers which has provided free parking to those on duty during the COVID-19 emergency response period.  

  • PDA updates Covid-19 vaccine FAQs

    Thu 27th May 2021 The PDA

    The PDA has updated their Covid-19 vaccine FAQs for pharmacists to use when talking to patients, to help answer any questions or concerns they may have and to help them to overcome vaccine hesitancy.  

  • PDA receives positive member feedback from the March 2021 assessment candidates

    Thu 27th May 2021 The PDA

    The PDA would like to congratulate those who passed the March 2021 assessment. Members have been continuously supported throughout the assessment process in a number of ways including receiving advice and guidance and being invited to take part in free PDA member revision assessment programmes. The PDA also called on employers to support staff sitting the assessment. 

  • PDA releases guide to Covid-19 vaccine administration

    Thu 20th May 2021 The PDA

    The PDA has put together a guide to vaccine administration in light of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme. This guide will serve to help those individuals who have completed the prerequisite training and are giving Covid-19 vaccinations.  

  • Staccato: Personal notes by a respiratory pharmacist during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Thu 15th April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest LGBT+ Network Member article, Ameet Vaghela (he/him), lead pharmacist for respiratory and allergy services shares his personal notes of working as a hospital pharmacist during the Covid-19 pandemic. 'Staccato' was first published as part of a writing competition for pharmacists. 

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