Member Voice

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

  • What I have learnt from working across a wide variety of pharmacy sectors

    Thu 6th May 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Pearl J D’souza, a pharmacist that has worked across a wide variety of sectors, shares why she became a pharmacist and why it is important to protect ourselves and our colleagues so that we are available to provide the best possible care for patients. Pearl also talks about discrimination and equality and offers advice to pharmacy students and pre-regs.  

  • Supporting colleagues taking part in Ramadan

    Wed 28th April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, community pharmacist and PDA rep, Hala Jawad shares how colleagues can be supportive and understanding to those taking part in Ramadan which is a holy month in the Islamic calendar. This year, Ramadan started approximately on 12 April and will run until 11 May 2021*.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 6

    Wed 21st April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Jay Patel recalls how last year, while in his third year at university, he worked at an independent pharmacy to support staff and patients during the pandemic. Jay goes on to voice his concerns for fellow students and shares his views on the importance of community pharmacy. 

  • Adjusting to blended learning: A day in the life of a first year MPharm student

    Wed 21st April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, first-year MPharm student Caroline Matthew shares her 'day in the life' experience of adjusting to life as a pharmacy student during a global pandemic.  

  • Why is the true value of pharmacy not recognised?

    Mon 19th April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, locum pharmacist Phil Lawes questions why the true value of pharmacy is often not recognised. Phil also discusses how community pharmacy has adapted during the pandemic and outlines how the day job of a pharmacist has developed over time.  

  • Life as a locum pharmacist

    Fri 26th March 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, locum pharmacist Bayo Adegbite shares his journey of becoming a pharmacist and a PDA Regional Committee Member. Bayo also talks about supporting members, fellow locum pharmacists, and the advice he has for students and pre-regs.  

  • 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.  

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