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  • 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. 

  • Appeals process for candidates that sat the registration assessment in November 2022

    Fri 2nd December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA would like to remind all candidates who sat the November 2022 assessment, and feel that they have grounds to appeal on receipt of their results, to review the GPhC guidance and gather all evidence before taking action. 

  • PDA Regional Committees meet to consider members’ latest concerns in pharmacy

    Thu 1st December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA Regional Committees are pharmacists, all PDA members, from across areas of practice that are elected to represent the wider membership. They meet to discuss current issues in pharmacy ahead of PDA National Executive Committee meetings. 

  • Meet the newly elected PDA BAME Committee 2022

    Wed 30th November 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is delighted to announce the newly elected officers of the PDA BAME Network who will also be working closely with the other PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Networks (EDI).  

  • PDA encourages pharmacists to take part in the 2022 Safer Pharmacies Survey

    Tue 29th November 2022 The PDA

    The PDA has again launched their annual Safer Pharmacies Survey for the seventh year running and is encouraging pharmacists to take part. The survey is based on the seven commitments outlined in the PDA’s Safer Pharmacies Charter.  

  • Intersection – our Equality Newsletter

    Sun 27th November 2022 The PDA

    Intersection is the PDA's newsletter bringing together news from all four PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks.  

  • Student Newsletter – November 2022

    Fri 25th November 2022 The PDA

    In this edition, read about Pharmacist Support’s new grants portal and ways you can de-stress during your MPharm. Also, one PDA student member shares their experience of repeat prescriptions while working in a community pharmacy. 

  • PDA marks White Ribbon Day

    Fri 25th November 2022 The PDA

    White Ribbon UK is a charity that works preventatively with men and boys to end violence against women and girls. 

  • Insight Online – November 2022

    Tue 22nd November 2022 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This month, read about how we can support you when your employer changes and our response to Commission on Professional Leadership. Also, learn about an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

  • PDA concerned about unequal pay for pharmacists

    Sun 20th November 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is using Equal Pay Day to highlight concerns over the lack of equality in pay for pharmacists. This year, Equal Pay Day is on Sunday 20 November 2022. 

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