National Association of Women Pharmacists to continue as part of the PDA

The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) has secured a future as a network within the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA). 

Tue 1st October 2019 The PDA

NAWP will become a semi-autonomous network open to PDA members and non-PDA members alike.  The 114-year-old organisation had previously announced that the organisation was closed to new members and would dissolve as an independent body at the end of the year.  The arrangement made public today means NAWP will now continue its work in a new format.

NAWP President Anita White said The PDA has over 28,000 members and like NAWP is a UK wide organisation with international links.  We have worked together in the past and I am delighted that we have agreed a future for NAWP to continue our work as part of the PDA.  The next chapter in NAWP’s history looks bright and should bring new opportunities to women pharmacists.

NAWP works to enable women pharmacists to realise their full potential and raise their profile by being educationally, socially and politically active.  The PDA was already developing plans to launch diversity networks when NAWP announced their intention to cease to operate and both parties see this evolution of NAWP as a positive step that will enhance the voice of pharmacists.

Paul Day, Director of the PDA said We are delighted that we can provide the structure for NAWP to not only continue but to grow and do even more for women pharmacists.  Pharmacy is a mainly female profession and we have over 17,000 women pharmacists within our membership, we hope that many of them will choose to join NAWP network and enhance that influence.”

Non-PDA members will have the option to join NAWP at £30 per year with PDA members able to join at a discounted rates (£10 per year for working members).

In accordance with PDA’s support for future pharmacists, NAWP membership will be a FREE option for PDA Student members.

Membership of the new network will be available from 1 January 2020 via the PDA website after the name and affairs of NAWP formally transfer to become part of the PDA on 31 December 2019.

 

Find out more about NAWP here

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