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

  • Hospital pharmacy: the value of being a PDA Hospital Rep

    Tue 21st March 2023 The PDA

    Andrew Jukes, hospital pharmacist, and PDA Hospital Rep believes many pharmacists enjoy working in the hospital environment. However, here Andrew discusses the issues hospital pharmacists are reporting and the value being a PDA Hospital Rep can provide.  

  • Being a Primary Care Network pharmacist and what the PDA means to me

    Tue 21st March 2023 The PDA

    Neera Goel, PDA Rep, PDA West and Wales Committee member, and Primary Care Network (PCN) pharmacist shares the obstacles they have faced in their role and the ways these obstacles were overcome. Neera also discusses what it means to them to be a PDA member and a PDA Rep.  

  • My experience as a PDA Rep

    Mon 20th March 2023 The PDA

    PDA National Rep for LloydsPharmacy, Anjlee Shah shares her experience about being a rep and encourages others to get involved. 

  • Students, start your own ‘Medicines to Ukraine’ campaign at your university

    Wed 15th March 2023 The PDA

    PDA Student Rep, Nonyelum Anigbo talks about a unique opportunity for pharmacy students to get involved with the worldwide humanitarian campaign 'Medicines to Ukraine' and to develop and demonstrate transferable skills like leadership, project management, and advocacy along the way. 

  • PDA Student Reps in action, the GFTU Young Members Development Weekend

    Tue 24th January 2023 The PDA

    Noni Anigbo is a 3rd year pharmacy student at Keele University and a PDA Student Rep. In November they attended the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) Young Member’s Development Weekend and has since reflected on their experience. 

  • A warning before starting a new role

    Wed 7th December 2022 The PDA

    An anonymous PDA member hopes their experience can function as a warning to other pharmacists who move from one area of practice to another. Their career nearly ended after moving into a new role working for an online pharmacy as a prescribing pharmacist.  

  • An award-winning pharmacy student’s commitment to helping other students

    Mon 5th December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA recently caught up with Harvey John, the winner of the Welsh Pharmacy Student Leadership Award, to highlight his inspirational dedication to his studies and his fellow students. 

  • A tiny fish in a massive pond: foundation training at 13 weeks

    Sat 3rd December 2022 The PDA

    Scott Rutherford is a trainee pharmacist representing students and trainees on the PDA’s National Executive. Scott is also the President of the PDA LGBT+ Network. Here, Scott reflects on his foundation training so far. 

  • “Why are some voices louder than others?” A reflection on ‘acceptable’ LGBT+ identity

    Sun 27th November 2022 The PDA

    In our latest member voice, senior clinical lead at LVNDR Health and co-opted member of the PDA LGBT+ Network, Josh Wells (he/him) reflects on ‘acceptable’ LGBT+ identity and meaningful representation in the LGBT+ community. 

  • Violence against women and girls

    Fri 21st October 2022 The PDA

    President of the PDA NAWP Network, Ayah Abbass, and Immediate Past President of the PDA NAWP Network, Naina Chotai discuss violence and abuse against women and why it's often seen as easier to blame the victim of domestic violence.  

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