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

  • The 23rd annual Scottish Hazards Conference

    Sat 23rd March 2024 The PDA

    Gordon Finlayson, PDA National Executive member for Scotland & Northern Ireland and a PDA Rep at Boots attended the 23rd annual Scottish Hazards Conference 2024 in Glasgow on 29 February 2024. Gordon has shared his experience of the day and an insight into the workshops he took part in during the conference.  

  • Pharmacists working in general practice settings and how the PDA can help them

    Wed 20th March 2024 The PDA

    GP pharmacist and PDA Regional Committee member, Siddiqur Rahman explores a number of challenges and issues pharmacists face while working in general practice settings and how the PDA can support those members.  

  • My journey to becoming a PDA Rep following a TUPE transfer

    Wed 20th March 2024 The PDA

    PDA NHS Rep and GP pharmacist, Dagmara Cieniawska has shared her personal experience of how the PDA supported her transition between organisations via a Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment (TUPE).  

  • What’s wrong with on-call?

    Wed 20th March 2024 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Louise Hemmings, Chair of the PDA North Regional Committee and hospital pharmacist discusses the issues with on-call and the effect this can have on a pharmacist's work/life balance and their wellbeing.  

  • Look after yourself and your health – lessons from my battle with cancer

    Thu 29th February 2024 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, PDA Regional Committee member, Haris Nemani encourages everyone to prioritise their health. Haris also shares his personal experience of being diagnosed with cancer and the valuable lessons he learned during his journey. 

  • What sustainability measures can we take in pharmacy?

    Fri 9th February 2024 The PDA

    Following the first Health Day at the United Nations climate change conference, PDA member and Pharmacist Clinical Writer, Sandra Hicks shares several ways that pharmacists, patients and pharmaceutical companies can help to combat climate change. 

  • NHS Employers Disability Summit 2023

    Wed 24th January 2024 The PDA

    PDA member and pharmacist clinical writer, Sandra Hicks attended the virtual NHS Employers Disability Summit 2023 from 29 to 30 November 2023. The annual Disability Summit provided an opportunity for those working in the healthcare sector to lead the change and tackle inequality in the workplace. Sandra has reflected on her experience of the summit and what she learned while there. 

  • Community pharmacy breaches NHS contract to cut costs

    Thu 11th January 2024 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, a locum pharmacist anonymously recalls how a community pharmacy chose to decline their offer to cover a shift and decided to close the store rather than pay the pharmacist their requested day rate.  

  • Think Winter – Pharmacists within the healthcare team

    Sat 9th December 2023 The PDA

    In our latest Member Voice article Jyoti Saini, PDA Regional Committee and Workplace Representative discusses being involved in the ICB's Think Winter campaign which highlights the skills that pharmacists and their support teams can provide for patients.  

  • PDA LGBT+ Network speaks out against transphobic rhetoric

    Thu 16th November 2023 The PDA

    Following the statements by some senior government ministers at their party conference in October and the subsequent decision to reverse the commitment on banning conversion therapy, the PDA’s LGBT+ Network wholly condemns transphobic rhetoric, including comments relating to wards in hospital trusts across the UK. 

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