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PDA comment on junior doctors strike

The PDA Union sends a message of solidarity and support to our junior doctor colleagues in the BMA and HCSA trade unions who are taking action today.

Mon 13th March 2023 The PDA

Junior doctors are the latest group of workers to take industrial action over pay in the NHS. The PDA wants a fair pay settlement for everyone employed by the NHS, and to see an NHS that can recruit and retain enough of the right staff to provide safe and appropriate care for all patients.

Some hospital pharmacists are concerned they may be asked to carry out additional tasks or duties while their junior doctor colleagues take part in lawful industrial action.

Patient safety and care will always be the priority for pharmacists, in accordance with their professional duties, the NHS terms of service and their employment contracts. The PDA reminds members in any setting that they should practice within their training and competency, and their defined role and job description.

Those taking lawful industrial action should also be assured that PDAU members will not undertake work that those on strike would normally have carried out if this is at all avoidable.

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