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Recent PDA news items specific to Northern Ireland...

  • PDA requests meeting with GP Federations NI following members’ unhappiness with pay award proposal

    Mon 24th June 2024 The PDA

    The PDA has recently written to the management at GP Federations NI (GPFED NI) to request an urgent meeting. This follows a PDA member meeting where attendees unanimously agreed that their pay proposal was unacceptable and they would be willing to “take whatever action is necessary.” 

  • PDA update for members in Northern Ireland

    Sat 6th April 2024 The PDA

    PDA National Officer, Una O'Farrell has contacted members in Northern Ireland to update them on the PDA's recent activities. 

  • PDA welcomes steps towards reinstatement of NI Assembly

    Thu 1st February 2024 The PDA

    The PDA welcomes reports that progress has been made towards resolving the political standoff in Northern Ireland, and this positive action could facilitate public sector pay. 

  • PDA attends the annual Northern Ireland Pharmacy Conference

    Fri 9th June 2023 The PDA

    On 31 May, Kyron Media hosted the Northern Ireland Pharmacy Conference in ICC Belfast. PDA Chairman, Mark Koziol joined a panel of renowned speakers at the conference. PDA National Officer for Northern Ireland, Una O’Farrell also attended the conference and has shared her experience.  

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Award Winners 2023 revealed

    Thu 4th May 2023 The PDA

    The NI Healthcare Awards took place last week Thursday (27 April) to showcase the talent and triumphs of the region’s leading healthcare professionals. Now in its 24th year, the annual ceremony celebrates the extraordinary healthcare initiatives being delivered throughout the last 12 months. 

  • What’s in a name?

    Wed 24th August 2022 The PDA

    Una O'Farrell, Regional Officer for Northern Ireland, The Pharmacists' Defence Association, considers the significance of titles in the pharmacy and wider healthcare corners - and how they can help build the basis for professional boundaries and camaraderie alike.  

  • PDA to propose ‘Independent Voice for Pharmacists’ motion at ICTU 2021 conference

    Tue 26th October 2021 The PDA

    After affiliating to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) earlier this year, the PDA will be proposing a motion for the first time at the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference 2021 which begins today.  

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Award winners 2021 revealed

    Wed 29th September 2021 The PDA

    Last Thursday (23 September), the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards returned for its 22nd year. After last year’s online event in response to COVID-19 restrictions, the region’s healthcare professionals were finally able to come together in person in Belfast.  

  • PDA Regional Official speaks at Pharmacy Forum NI event

    Thu 19th August 2021 The PDA

    Pharmacy Forum NI, the professional leadership body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland recently held an event title ‘Gender in NI pharmacy & the Power of Parity’. The event was hosted by PDA Regional Committee Member and Pharmacy Forum NI Board Member Andrew Cheung.  

  • Northern Irish trade union movement supports pharmacist campaigns

    Fri 16th April 2021 The PDA

    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is now formally supporting PDA campaigns for pharmacists following the PDA's participation in the ICTU 2021 Biennial Delegate Conference  

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