PDA attends Parliamentary event to support Pharmacist Support well-being in pharmacy campaign

Earlier this month, Pharmacist Support hosted a joint parliamentary event with C+D to raise awareness of the growing pressures on community pharmacists and the impact this is having on Pharmacists’ well-being. The PDA was represented at the Parliamentary event and are proud to support this campaign.

Fri 13th September 2019 The PDA

PDA Chairman, Mark Koziol and PDA Director of Public Affairs, Claire Ward at the Parliamentary event

The event, which took place on 9 September in the Houses of Parliament, was backed by all-party parliamentary group chair Sir Kevin Barron MP.

Data from C+D’s Salary Survey 2018 revealed that stress levels among UK pharmacists had risen by six percent over the previous years. Stress-related problems affecting C+D readers included: trouble sleeping, cited by 43% of pharmacists; depression (27%); drinking more than usual (11%); and suicidal thoughts (6%).

PDA Chairman, Mark Koziol 

PDA donates £1 per member to Pharmacist Support

Each year, the PDA donates £1 from the membership fee of every single member to the profession’s charity Pharmacist Support. The PDA is committed to making this contribution to support the work of the charity in assisting pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists, pre-regs and pharmacy students through any challenging times they may face. The charity provides confidential advice and support with issues relating to stress, welfare, addiction and finance.

For more information about Pharmacist Support, visit: pharmacistsupport.org

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England; Company No 4746656.

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is an appointed representative in respect of insurance mediation activities only of
The Pharmacy Insurance Agency Limited which is registered in England and Wales under company number 2591975
and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register No 307063)

The PDA Union is recognised by the Certification Officer as an independent trade union.

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