Member Voice

In this section, PDA members share their thoughts and experiences of the issues that matter.

  • Pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and the future

    Tue 14th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Northern Ireland GP Pharmacist Laura Kearney talks about joining the PDA Regional Committee. Laura also shares her experience of working in pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses her thoughts on the future of pharmacy.  

  • How I became a “Pharmapreneur”

    Mon 13th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, NAWP Network Member and Superintendent Pharmacist, Sobha Sharma Kandel, shares her journey of becoming a "Pharmapreneur" and gives advice to women who aspire to have a thriving pharmacy career whilst balancing family life.  

  • Should I feel guilty for feeling unsafe?

    Tue 7th September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, NAWP Network Committee Member and Community/GP Pharmacist, Ayah Abbass, shares her concerns about her safety as a female pharmacist and what employers can do to ensure women in pharmacy feel safe at work.  

  • There is an urgent need to stem the tide of rising pharmacy closures

    Fri 3rd September 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, a PDA member reports their experience of pharmacies closing despite there being cover available. 

  • LGBT+ Queerness in professionalism

    Wed 18th August 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Soh Xi Ken (he/him), PDA LGBT+ Network Honorary Secretary and third-year Pharmacy student, shares the obstacles that LGBTQ+ professionals face, and how those in positions of power can support and normalise LGBTQ+ representation in the workplace.  

  • Helping pharmacists to realise the benefits of being in a union and the benefits of PDA membership

    Sat 14th August 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, PDA Regional Committee Member Darren Powell shares his views on the changing times in pharmacy and what challenges are up ahead. Darren also shares why he joined the PDA and what colleagues can do to help raise the profile of the profession.  

  • The myth of pharmacist shortages

    Sat 31st July 2021 The PDA

    In our latest PDA member voice article, Founder of the Pharmacist Cooperative, Tohidul Islam, shares his views on the 'Myth' of pharmacist shortages and explains why the profession needs a unifying organisation that is willing to speak up even to the most deep-pocketed companies without flinching. 

  • Happy International Non-Binary People’s Day!

    Wed 14th July 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Vice-President of the LGBT+ Network and clinical pharmacist, Lauren Keatley-Hayes (she/they), discusses the history of non-binary people and the importance of respecting people’s pronouns in the workplace.  

  • Working as a newly qualified community pharmacist in the pandemic

    Fri 9th July 2021 The PDA

    In our latest Member Voice Article, newly qualified pharmacist Samuel Opoku, shares his experience of resitting his trainee pharmacist (called pre-reg until end of summer 2021) year to becoming a Community Pharmacist during the pandemic. Samuel also gives advice to the next cohort who are getting ready for the assessment. 

  • Working as a pharmacist with OCD

    Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, to mark Men's Health Week (MHW), a male PDA Ability Network member shares his experience of working as a pharmacist with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), and highlights what adjustments employers can put in place to support employees with this mental health condition.  

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