Member Voice

In this section, PDA members share their thoughts and experiences on the issues that matter.

  • A pharmacy journey on hold: A member’s thoughts on being ineligible for provisional registration

    Thu 11th February 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, a PDA member who has chosen to remain anonymous, shares their experience of being in the cohort of pre-regs ineligible to become prov-regs. Here, they discuss their disappointment at the GPhC announcement, what it has been like balancing work with exam revision and why they became a PDA Rep to give the ‘forgotten cohort’ a voice. 

  • Keeping on track: A pharmacy students’ advice on how to stay focused during a pandemic

    Sun 24th January 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Anjuli Bali, a third year MPharm Student at the University of Huddersfield shares her experience of struggling to study from home and how she overcame her obstacles. Anjuli also details how being a PDA Student Rep has helped her to find her voice and shares what support is available to fellow students. 

  • Find out what it is like to be a PDA Regional Committee Member

    Thu 14th January 2021 The PDA

    With the Regional Committee Elections opening for nominations earlier this week, Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman and Nav Bhogal, PDA Regional Committee Members in the South East region, have co-written our latest Member Voice article to share their experience of being part of the committee.  

  • Discrimination: Know your rights and seek advice and support from the PDA

    Thu 10th December 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Neera Goel, a PCN Pharmacist, Community Pharmacist, Revalidation Reviewer for the GPhC, and PDA Regional Committee Member (Wales and West of England), shares her experience of discrimination in the workplace and the importance of knowing your rights and what support is available to you from the PDA.  

  • Let’s change the public perception of pharmacists

    Thu 3rd December 2020 The PDA

    In this member voice article, pre-registration hospital pharmacist Holli Brown, discusses the current perception of pharmacists and the need for greater public awareness of the profession. Also, find out what advice Holli has for future pre-regs. 

  • Becoming a provisionally registered pharmacist – my journey so far

    Thu 12th November 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Jonny Blatchford, a provisionally registered pharmacist, gives an insight into his pharmacy journey so far; discussing what led him to study pharmacy and his hopes for the future. Find out how he found his pre-reg year and what advice he has for future cohorts. 

  • Overcoming discrimination in the pharmacy sector

    Mon 19th October 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Nav Bhogal, a pharmacist and South East Regional PDA-Union Representative, shares his story of how discrimination affected his pharmacy journey. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacists

    Wed 30th September 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact’ series, we talk to Nahim Khan who shares his experience of being a pharmacist and lecturer during the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • A PDA member shares their story: A provisionally registered pharmacist’s hopes for the future

    Tue 15th September 2020 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Abigail Clarke, a provisionally registered pharmacist and PDA rep shares her pharmacy journey to date; from deciding to study pharmacy to her hopes and aspirations for the future. Find out how Abigail first got involved with the PDA and what advice she has for future pre-regs.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pre-registration pharmacists – part 4

    Thu 27th August 2020 The PDA

    In the fourth instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pre-registration pharmacists’ series, we talk to Samuel Opoku, a PDA Pre-reg Rep who after being unsuccessful in passing the pre-reg assessment in 2019, was denied the chance to retake the assessment earlier this year or become a provisionally registered pharmacist. 

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