Member Voice

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

  • 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. 

  • A PDA member shares their story: Living and working with autism

    Thu 20th August 2020 The PDA

    Living with an invisible disability makes it difficult for people to understand the daily struggle people living and working with autism face. Currently 1.1% of the UK population is on the autism spectrum which means that 650,000 people are also living with this invisible disability, and of that 650,000, only 16% of autistic adults are in full-term employment. As a member of this 16%, working full time with autism is hard. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 5

    Wed 19th August 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Zahra Nawaz, a second-year student from the University of Wolverhampton. Here, Zahra shares her experience of studying during a global pandemic, life during lockdown and what she has learned since becoming a PDA Student Rep. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pre-registration pharmacists – part 3

    Wed 12th August 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pre-registration pharmacists’ series, we talk to Noel Kizere, a PDA Rep who at the point of writing this article, was a pre-reg hospital pharmacist. Noel is now a provisionally registered pharmacist who will shortly begin working at Boots. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pre-registration pharmacists – part 2

    Wed 5th August 2020 The PDA

    In the second instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pre-registration pharmacists’ series, we talk to Kyra Jones, a PDA Provisionally Registered Rep who at the point of writing this article, was a pre-reg community pharmacist at Boots.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on Prison Pharmacists

    Thu 23rd July 2020 The PDA

    In the latest in our string of ‘coronavirus and its impact’ series of interviews, we caught up with PDA Union South East Regional Committee Member, Andrew Jukes, who has been working as a locum in a prison in Lewes, East Sussex since December 2019 - before the coronavirus crisis began.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 4

    Wed 15th July 2020 The PDA

    In the latest instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Mona Badawy, who at the point of writing this article, was a final year MPharm student at Robert Gordon University. After being a PDA Student Rep for four years, Mona is now a PDA Pre-Reg Rep and shares her journey with us.  

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 3

    Thu 9th July 2020 The PDA

    In the third instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Jagraj Thandi, a final year MPharm student at Birmingham University. Find out about Jagrag’s experiences and why he decided to join the PDA and become a union rep. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 2

    Tue 30th June 2020 The PDA

    In the second instalment of our ‘coronavirus and its impact on pharmacy students’ series, we talk to Osariemen Egharevba-Buckman, a second-year MPharm student at Medway School of Pharmacy. 

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