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Member Voice

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

  • PDA Student Reps in action, the GFTU Young Members Development Weekend

    Tue 24th January 2023 The PDA

    Noni Anigbo is a 3rd year pharmacy student at Keele University and a PDA Student Rep. In November they attended the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) Young Member’s Development Weekend and has since reflected on their experience. 

  • Is hub and spoke the solution to community pharmacy’s struggles?

    Fri 9th December 2022 The PDA

    In our recent Member Voice PDA member, Osama Madlom discusses how hub and spoke could benefit pharmacists and community pharmacy. 

  • A warning before starting a new role

    Wed 7th December 2022 The PDA

    An anonymous PDA member hopes their experience can function as a warning to other pharmacists who move from one area of practice to another. Their career nearly ended after moving into a new role working for an online pharmacy as a prescribing pharmacist.  

  • An award-winning pharmacy student’s commitment to helping other students

    Mon 5th December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA recently caught up with Harvey John, the winner of the Welsh Pharmacy Student Leadership Award, to highlight his inspirational dedication to his studies and his fellow students. 

  • 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. 

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