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Joint Statement from LloydsPharmacy and PDA Union

Latest update from the Pharmacists Joint Consultative Committee at Lloyds Pharmacy

Fri 19th August 2022 PDA Union

19 August 2022

Joint Statement from LloydsPharmacy and PDA Union

On 12th July, representatives of LloydsPharmacy management and employed pharmacists met for the fifth Pharmacist Joint Consultative Committee (PJCC).
The meetings are held quarterly and the PJCC is the forum at which the Company formally informs and consults with the PDA Union about material, non-negotiated, changes to matters impacting the bargaining unit. Health & Safety and Training is a standing item on each agenda, with other items raised by either side as appropriate.
PDA Union attendees were pharmacist/union representatives: Brian Henderson (8765), Jahn Khan (6402), Aneil Nath (0217), Eddie Njenga (5193) and Anjlee Shah (5092); supported by Paul Day and Claire Hirst from the PDA central team.
LloydsPharmacy management representatives were Victoria Steele (Superintendent and PJCC Chair), Johnny Dowd (Head of HR), Gemma Handley (HR Business Partner) with guest input from Kiran Sidhu (Profit Improvement Manager), David White (Interim Head of Safety & Sustainability), Shahzad Ahmad (Clinical Safety Officer)
Following introductory remarks from Victoria Steele there were presentations followed by questions and answers on the following topics:
  • Update on previous PJCC Actions and an update of Head Office changes by Aurelius
  • HR update – Bonus FY22, Gender pay gap, payroll process issues and Restructure/Divestments, Relief Pharmacist update and Recruitment/Retention all discussed
  • Flu update – Online booking system and process and Foundation pharmacists/technicians flu training
  • Optime update – Kiran Sidhu presented Optime to Reps and a discussion regarding the inputs and outputs was started
  • Communication – Update on communicating to wider bargaining unit with focus on Trainee Pharmacists and Relief Pharmacists
  • Health & Safety – David White presented on company sustainability plan, Health and Safety sub committee was discussed and also zero tolerance policy
  • LS Retail – Shahzad Ahmad answered concerns raised about LS Retail and a discussion was had on setting up a wider company “Super User” group as a feedback mechanism
It was decided to arrange smaller follow up meetings to further discuss Bargaining Unit communications and LS Retail issues.



Paul Day, Director, PDA Union                           Victoria Steele, Superintendent Pharmacist, Lloyds Pharmacy

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