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Event celebrating PDA Reps marked a success

During March 2023, the PDA shone a spotlight on PDA members who have stepped forward to become PDA Representatives. These reps are working hard to make a difference in the working lives of their fellow pharmacists.

Mon 17th April 2023 The PDA

The month concluded in an event ‘Positivity and Possibilities: how PDA Reps are changing pharmacy for the better’ during which Jayne Love, PDA Organiser chaired a panel of PDA Reps, who answered questions about their experiences and advised members about how they could get involved.

Tanya Sensi, PDA Student Rep said, “One of things I have done as a student rep is help with recruitment events with the PDA at the University of Wolverhampton alongside PDA staff and have spoken about my experience as a student rep. After the sessions students have contacted me to ask how they could become a student rep, so it’s great to see how the events are having a positive impact.”

Anjlee Shah, PDA National Rep in LloydsPharmacy said, “I enjoyed listening to the work achieved by the other reps at the PDA Reps event. As a LloydsPharmacy rep, we work very closely with each other, and everyone has different strengths. We’re a diverse group of reps and work in different settings. We support each other and have grown in our roles as reps. To potential future reps, you’re never on your own and have the support of fellow reps and PDA Union staff officials. You’re given training to develop the necessary behaviours and skillset, and confidence will come. The most important thing is the passion and drive to best serve your members.”

Jyoti Saini, PDA Rep in an Integrated Care Board in the Midlands said, “Having been a PDA Workplace Representative for a few years, I have been well supported by other representatives and PDA staff. It’s helped me develop my confidence and speak to pharmacy professionals that I may not have before. Additionally, I have been presenting information to groups of pharmacists who work in general practice around boundaries of professional competence and how they should look after their mental health and well-being. Being a PDA Union Representative is a role which enables me to support and encourage colleagues.”

Scott Rutherford, PDA Trainee Rep said, “My advice to members considering becoming a PDA Rep is to give it a go, find what you care about, enjoy, and can make time for, and make the most of the opportunity.”

If any PDA members would like to become a PDA Representative, please email

Some of the PDA Reps taking part in the event 

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