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Insight Online

Insight Online is the PDA regular e-newsletter that keeps members up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect them at work. Here are all the previous issues of Insight Online...

  • Welcome to the March 2024 issue of Insight Online

    Tue 26th March 2024 The PDA

    This month, learn about the latest ways we are representing your interests and raising your concerns with the government. We also announce the appointment of our new PDA Director of Pharmacy, Jay Badenhorst. Plus, find out about the range of upcoming FREE events and courses designed to support you in your career. 

  • Insight Online – February 2024

    Tue 27th February 2024 The PDA

    This month, we remind you that there are only a few days before the deadline to respond to the important DHSC consultation on supervision and explain how you can have your say. We also ask members practising in England's community pharmacy to share any evidence of business behaviours that jeopardise the Pharmacy First Scheme. 

  • Insight Online – January 2024

    Mon 29th January 2024 The PDA

    This month, we shared your concerns with the Commons Health and Social Care Committee as part of its inquiry into pharmacy. We also provided you with an update on the HMRC's locum tax status enquiry. 

  • Insight Online – December 2023

    Thu 21st December 2023 The PDA

    In the last Insight Online of 2023, we would like to start by wishing you a happy holiday season.  

  • 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.  

  • Insight Online – October 2023

    Tue 24th October 2023 The PDA

    This month, read about the pressure to work after testing positive for Covid-19, how you can support patients to save money on their prescriptions, and our response to a recent DHSC consultation. Also, learn about our session at CPC North and a revision programme for those due to sit the November 2023 assessment.  

  • 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.  

  • 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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