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We will keep you informed of any general developments by posting any news that is relevant to the individual pharmacist agenda on this section of the site.

  • FIP attends the 154th session of the WHO Executive Board

    Tue 30th January 2024 The PDA

    The PDA is part of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and is committed to keeping members informed about the achievements secured via FIP membership. Recently, FIP attended the 154th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board and FIP President, Paul Sinclair, AM has provided a summary of the event.  

  • Insight Online – January 2024

    Mon 29th January 2024 The PDA

    This month, we shared your concerns with the Commons Health and Social Care Committee as part of its inquiry into pharmacy. We also provided you with an update on the HMRC's locum tax status enquiry. 

  • Lloyds/Sainsbury’s enhanced redundancy claims update

    Fri 26th January 2024 The PDA

    This is the third update of January 2024 for PDA members regarding the announcement that Diamond DCO Two Ltd, formerly called Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd, is considering voluntary liquidation.  

  • NAWP Newsletter – January 2024

    Thu 25th January 2024 The PDA

    In this issue, read a review of NAWP's work in 2023 and their plans for this year. Also, learn about eco-conscious feminine hygiene products. 

  • NHS Employers Disability Summit 2023

    Wed 24th January 2024 The PDA

    PDA member and pharmacist clinical writer, Sandra Hicks attended the virtual NHS Employers Disability Summit 2023 from 29 to 30 November 2023. The annual Disability Summit provided an opportunity for those working in the healthcare sector to lead the change and tackle inequality in the workplace. Sandra has reflected on her experience of the summit and what she learned while there. 

  • Frontline pharmacists’ concerns about Pharmacy First implementation shared with DHSC and NHS England officials

    Fri 19th January 2024 The PDA

    The PDA has ensured that the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England and senior DHSC civil servants have heard the views of employed and locum pharmacists on how PFS is being introduced.  

  • The Responsible Pharmacist and Pharmacy First Service

    Fri 19th January 2024 The PDA

    PDA members have raised concerns about how they can comply with their professional responsibilities towards patients when faced with the demand for Pharmacy First consultations to be delivered, alongside an already overstretched pharmacy service. 

  • PDA’s Chairman gives evidence to the Commons Health and Social Care Committee

    Tue 16th January 2024 The PDA

    The PDA welcomed the opportunity to give evidence to the influential Health and Social Care Committee today (16th January 2024) as part of its inquiry into pharmacy. 

  • Pharmacists in England are invited to complete the Prescription Charges survey 2024

    Tue 16th January 2024 The PDA

    As a member of the Prescription Charges Coalition (PCC), the PDA is asking pharmacists in England to complete a survey about their experiences of patients denying prescriptions due to financial issues. 

  • Insolvency plans update of ‘Lloyds Pharmacy Limited’

    Sat 13th January 2024 The PDA

    The PDA has issued an update for pharmacists formerly employed at LloydsPharmacy.  

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