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Member Voice

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

  • A tiny fish in a massive pond: foundation training at 13 weeks

    Sat 3rd December 2022 The PDA

    Scott Rutherford is a trainee pharmacist representing students and trainees on the PDA’s National Executive. Scott is also the President of the PDA LGBT+ Network. Here, Scott reflects on his foundation training so far. 

  • “Why are some voices louder than others?” A reflection on ‘acceptable’ LGBT+ identity

    Sun 27th November 2022 The PDA

    In our latest member voice, senior clinical lead at LVNDR Health and co-opted member of the PDA LGBT+ Network, Josh Wells (he/him) reflects on ‘acceptable’ LGBT+ identity and meaningful representation in the LGBT+ community. 

  • Violence against women and girls

    Fri 21st October 2022 The PDA

    President of the PDA NAWP Network, Ayah Abbass, and Immediate Past President of the PDA NAWP Network, Naina Chotai discuss violence and abuse against women and why it's often seen as easier to blame the victim of domestic violence.  

  • Hospital pharmacy, more than just dispensing medications

    Tue 4th October 2022 The PDA

    In our recent Member Voice specialist hospital pharmacist and PDA Regional Committee member, Amandip Kaur Souni discusses the pleasures and pressures of working in hospital pharmacy.  

  • My role as a PDA Rep

    Mon 5th September 2022 The PDA

    In our latest Member Voice article Jyoti Saini, PDA Regional Committee and Workplace Representative discusses why they became a PDA Rep and how they have supported primary care pharmacists. 

  • Struggles faced by locum pharmacists in Scotland

    Mon 15th August 2022 The PDA

    With some Scottish health boards recently approving pharmacy closures on Saturdays, a PDA member discusses the struggles of working as a locum pharmacist, and how this is expected to only worsen. 

  • Attending London Pride 2022

    Wed 10th August 2022 The PDA

    London Pride took place on 2 July 2022 and PDA LGBT+ Network member and second-year pharmacy student, Eva Martin (they/them) was in attendance. Here they share the theme of this year's London Pride and what it meant to them to attend. Also, learn more about the PDA LGBT+ Network's presence at Manchester Pride this year. 

  • I’ll never forget that knock on the door

    Mon 11th July 2022 The PDA

    A true-life experience written by an anonymised PDA member. 

  • Improving care and reducing variation of cardiovascular disease

    Tue 28th June 2022 The PDA

    Primary care pharmacist in Glasgow and member of the PDA Union Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Committee, Iain Speirits has a split role working as a general practice pharmacist and in cardiology, supporting heart failure and post-MI patients. Here, Iain describes his role and the steps he takes to improve care and reduce variation in an area with the highest cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality rate in the United Kingdom. 

  • An award-winning pharmacy student’s commitment to better the profession

    Tue 24th May 2022 The PDA

    In order to highlight the exceptional work of those dedicated to the profession, we caught up with PDA member David Dinneen, who recently won the 2022 Northern Ireland Pharmacy Student Leadership Award. David talks about how he became interested in pharmacy and shares advice for first-year pharmacy students. 

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