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  • PDA discusses online supply of GLP-1 RA weight loss products on Woman’s Hour

    Fri 31st May 2024 The PDA

    The PDA was invited to provide a spokesperson on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on 30 May 2024 as part of a short feature on the online prescribing of weight loss drugs. The feature included interviews with a patient, Alima Batchelor, Head of Policy at the PDA, and Professor James Kingsland OBE, the Chair of DiCE. 

  • House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee agree pharmacy students should be included in the NHS Learning Support Fund

    Thu 30th May 2024 The PDA

    The PDA’s Fair Funding campaign was launched November 2023 to ask the government to include pharmacy students in the NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF), a supplementary fund that supports healthcare students in England throughout their pre-registration undergraduate or postgraduate studies. 

  • Insight Online – May 2024

    Thu 30th May 2024 The PDA

    This month, learn about how we are supporting a wider role for pharmacists and find out why we can't support DiCE's best practice guidance for online prescribing. Plus, read about some of the ways you can get involved in helping to improve the working lives of pharmacists. 

  • Independent Prescriber Indemnity Cover

    Wed 29th May 2024 The PDA

    Following feedback from some members, the PDA can confirm the position regarding the Indemnity cover provided as part of PDA membership for Independent Prescriber pharmacists. It is important to state that apparent misinformation saying PDA indemnity cover cannot include Independent Prescribing is false. 

  • Student Newsletter – May 2024

    Sun 26th May 2024 The PDA

    In this edition, read about how the PDA and PDA Student Reps were once again involved in the BPSA Annual Conference and how some student reps found the recent PDA Reps and active members development day. Also, read about an award winning pharmacy student’s journey into the world of pharmacy and how you can get more involved in one of the PDA’s EDI Networks. 

  • PDA Union – 2024 AGM calling notice

    Sat 25th May 2024 The PDA

    The PDA Union Annual General Meeting will be held face-to-face on Thursday 27 June 2024. PDA members wishing to attend will need to register before close of business on Thursday 20 June.  

  • PDA to support members if PCNs decide not to fund roles after changes to ARRS

    Fri 24th May 2024 The PDA

    The PDA will support pharmacist members impacted if PCNs decide to end some pharmacist roles following changes to the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS). 

  • PDA hospital members meet to discuss workplace stress

    Fri 24th May 2024 The PDA

    This week, on Tuesday 21 May, PDA members working in hospitals across the four nations held an event to discuss workplace stress and how members can work together to reduce stress. 

  • Intersection Update – May 2024

    Thu 23rd May 2024 The PDA

    Intersection is the PDA's newsletter bringing together news from all four PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. We encourage all PDA members to get involved in the networks that are of interest to them. 

  • Are you fit to sit for the June 2024 assessment?

    Wed 22nd May 2024 The PDA

    The PDA is offering advice to those eligible to sit the June 2024 assessment as they enter their final weeks of preparation.  

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