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  • Insight Online – November 2023

    Tue 28th November 2023 The PDA

    This month, read about how we are supporting pharmacists after LloydsPharmacy completed the divestment of their branch network, the Pharmacy First service, and how PDA Student Reps are leading a campaign for fair financial support for MPharm students. Also, learn about upcoming events and workshops that you can get involved in.  

  • Boots Newsletter – November 2023

    Wed 1st November 2023 The PDA

    Keeping you informed of all the PDA Union activities within Boots. 

  • PDA BAME Network Newsletter – October 2023

    Fri 27th October 2023 The PDA

    Welcome to the PDA BAME Network Newsletter. In the issue read about the recent Black History Month online event and PDA Organising and Engagement Assistant's experience of joining the trade union movement. Also read about the Assistant Director for Education at the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Oshor Williams's experience which highlights why we must be actively anti-racist.  

  • Welcome to the October 2023 PDA Education Update

    Wed 18th October 2023 The PDA

    PDA Education provides FREE training and support to PDA members. The education newsletter keeps you up to date on all the latest activities, training opportunities and support available. Read on to ensure that you don’t miss out! 

  • NHS Pharmacists’ Newsletter – October 2023

    Mon 2nd October 2023 The PDA

    Welcome to the PDA NHS Pharmacists' Newsletter for PDA members. In the issue learn about the results of a recent general practice survey and how members managed to work together to influence changes to working hours at their Trust. Also, learn about the Black Country's clinical peer mentoring scheme. 

  • Insight Online – September 2023

    Wed 27th September 2023 The PDA

    This month, read about our joint statement with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the introduction of learning disability and autism training. Also, learn about our revision programme for those sitting the November 2023 assessment and an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

  • Insight Online – August 2023

    Tue 29th August 2023 The PDA

    This month, learn more about how the PDA is calling for regulation of non-registered managers in healthcare, the Westminster government’s Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, and a number of upcoming online events and workshops available to PDA members.  

  • Insight Online – July 2023

    Tue 25th July 2023 The PDA

    This month, learn more about the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, how PDA membership numbers have grown by another 7%, and the appeals process for candidates that sat the registration assessment in June 2023. Also, read about how we are again proudly supporting the Pharmacy Show and take advantage of an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

  • Boots Newsletter – July 2023

    Wed 12th July 2023 The PDA

    Keeping you informed of all the PDA Union activities within Boots. 

  • Insight Online – June 2023

    Tue 27th June 2023 The PDA

    This month, read about an increase in fitness to practise cases regarding online pharmacies, we list the ways employers should be keeping staff cool while working in the heat, and find out about the support we are offering trainee pharmacists around the assessment.  

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