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  • PDA Regional Committee members meet to discuss the key issues in pharmacy

    Fri 1st March 2024 The PDA

    The PDA Regional Committee is made up of pharmacists from across the profession that are elected to represent the PDA wider membership. The committee meets to discuss current issues in pharmacy ahead of PDA National Executive Committee meetings. 

  • Look after yourself and your health – lessons from my battle with cancer

    Thu 29th February 2024 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, PDA Regional Committee member, Haris Nemani encourages everyone to prioritise their health. Haris also shares his personal experience of being diagnosed with cancer and the valuable lessons he learned during his journey. 

  • Lloyds/Sainsbury’s enhanced redundancy claims update – February 2024

    Wed 28th February 2024 The PDA

    The PDA has issued a further update for those members that are former Sainsbury’s pharmacists taking legal proceedings against 'LloydsPharmacy' to secure an entitlement to enhanced redundancy payments. 

  • PDA urges members to not miss out on having their say on the DHSC consultation

    Wed 28th February 2024 The PDA

    PDA members have until close of play tomorrow, 29 February to have their say on the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) consultation on supervision.  

  • 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. 

  • NHS England must properly value trainee pharmacists

    Mon 26th February 2024 The PDA

    The PDA say NHS England need to urgently improve their contribution to the income of pharmacists at the start of their careers if they are serious about achieving the aims of the NHS Workforce Plan. 

  • PDA Hospital Reps met to discuss improving the working conditions for members in the NHS

    Sun 25th February 2024 The PDA

    Earlier this month, PDA Hospital Reps met to discuss their work, areas of concern and how to support each other. The meeting also gave the reps the opportunity to discuss how they can work together to improve the working conditions for members in the NHS. 

  • Student Newsletter – February 2024

    Sat 24th February 2024 The PDA

    In this edition, read about how PDA Student Reps are continuing to campaign on the issue of pharmacy students being left out of the scope of the NHS LFS and two student members' experiences of the 2023 EPhEU Congress and the 2023 FIP World Congress. Also, learn more about how you can get involved in one of the PDA’s four EDI Networks! 

  • LloydsPharmacy Healthcare Services members’ meeting on pay negotiations

    Fri 23rd February 2024 The PDA

    PDA members remaining in employment with Lloydspharmacy Healthcare services (LP HCS) were invited to join representatives from the PDA Reps Network in LloydsPharmacy and Paul Flynn, PDA National Officer for Scotland to discuss the preparation and plans for this year’s pay negotiations.  

  • PDA donates £1,000 to the Pharmacist Advice and Support Service

    Thu 22nd February 2024 The PDA

    PDA Chairman, Mark Koziol and PDA National Officer for Northern Ireland, Una O’Farell presented a donation of £1,000 to the Pharmacists’ Advice and Support Service (PASS) at the Pharmacy Forums’ Rewarding Excellence event on 8 February 2024.  

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