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  • June 2024 Assessment Revision Programme

    Mon 1st April - Fri 28th June 2024

    This programme is designed to support PDA members revising for the assessment in June 2024. 

  • Building and maintaining relationships – Spring 2024

    Tue 26th March - Wed 26th June 2024

    Building and maintaining positive, healthy, and supportive relationships at work makes people happier and healthier. The GPhC, in their guidance on ensuring a safe and effective pharmacy team, and the PSNI principle 4 both acknowledge that good communication builds respect and confidence, which are at the heart of effective working relationships with patients, service users, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals. 

  • CV-writing and interview skills 2024

    Mon 22nd January 2024 - Fri 31st January 2025

    This course will help members who are looking for career progression or new opportunities. Members will receive advice on developing their CVs and preparing for interviews so that they can effectively advertise their skills and greatest strengths. 

  • Developing effective teamwork

    Tue 29th August - Sun 15th October 2023

    Knowing how to work effectively as a team member helps individuals behave more confidently. It will also help members deal with tricky situations more effectively, leaving them feeling comfortable with the outcome. The GPhC and PSNI standards both state that for patients to receive effective care, pharmacy professionals must demonstrate effective team working that includes the ability to communicate well and work collaboratively with colleagues. 

  • CV writing and interview skills

    Tue 22nd August - Sun 15th October 2023

    This course will help members who are looking for career progression or new opportunities. Members will receive advice on developing their CVs and preparing for interviews so that they can effectively advertise their skills and greatest strengths. 

  • Being a Mentee

    Tue 8th August - Sun 15th October 2023

    For trainees and newly qualified pharmacists, being mentored by a senior pharmacist can bring a number of benefits. Mentoring provides members at the start of their careers with extra professional and pastoral support and the opportunity to form strong bonds with colleagues. 

  • Building and maintaining relationships

    Tue 1st August - Sun 15th October 2023

    Building and maintaining positive, healthy, and supportive relationships at work makes people happier and healthier. The GPhC, in their guidance on ensuring a safe and effective pharmacy team, and the PSNI principle 4 both acknowledge that good communication builds respect and confidence, which are at the heart of effective working relationships with patients, service users, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals. 

  • Revision programme for those sitting the November 2023 assessment

    Fri 1st September - Fri 3rd November 2023

    This programme is designed to support PDA members revising for the assessment in November 2023. 

  • Building and Maintaining Relationships

    Tue 1st August - Sun 1st October 2023

    Building and Maintaining Relationships 

  • Being a Mentor

    Mon 8th May - Mon 10th July 2023

    Being a Mentor  

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