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Recent PDA news items specific to Northern Ireland...

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Award Winners 2023 revealed

    Thu 4th May 2023 The PDA

    The NI Healthcare Awards took place last week Thursday (27 April) to showcase the talent and triumphs of the region’s leading healthcare professionals. Now in its 24th year, the annual ceremony celebrates the extraordinary healthcare initiatives being delivered throughout the last 12 months. 

  • What’s in a name?

    Wed 24th August 2022 The PDA

    Una O'Farrell, Regional Officer for Northern Ireland, The Pharmacists' Defence Association, considers the significance of titles in the pharmacy and wider healthcare corners - and how they can help build the basis for professional boundaries and camaraderie alike.  

  • PDA to propose ‘Independent Voice for Pharmacists’ motion at ICTU 2021 conference

    Tue 26th October 2021 The PDA

    After affiliating to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) earlier this year, the PDA will be proposing a motion for the first time at the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference 2021 which begins today.  

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Award winners 2021 revealed

    Wed 29th September 2021 The PDA

    Last Thursday (23 September), the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards returned for its 22nd year. After last year’s online event in response to COVID-19 restrictions, the region’s healthcare professionals were finally able to come together in person in Belfast.  

  • PDA Regional Official speaks at Pharmacy Forum NI event

    Thu 19th August 2021 The PDA

    Pharmacy Forum NI, the professional leadership body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland recently held an event title ‘Gender in NI pharmacy & the Power of Parity’. The event was hosted by PDA Regional Committee Member and Pharmacy Forum NI Board Member Andrew Cheung.  

  • Northern Irish trade union movement supports pharmacist campaigns

    Fri 16th April 2021 The PDA

    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is now formally supporting PDA campaigns for pharmacists following the PDA's participation in the ICTU 2021 Biennial Delegate Conference  

  • Locum and employed pharmacists should check arrangements for them to receive up to £500 government payment in Scotland and Northern Ireland

    Tue 23rd February 2021 The PDA

    Employers, in Northern Ireland and in Scotland, have been asked by their respective governments to provide information about how many eligible pharmacists, including locums, will receive up to £500 as a payment from government for their contribution in 2020 towards tackling the Covid pandemic. 

  • New PDA Regional Official for members in Northern Ireland

    Wed 3rd February 2021 The PDA

    The PDA welcomes Una O’Farrell, new Regional Official for Northern Ireland, who joins the Organising and Engagement department. Una, a community pharmacist locum who is passionate about pharmacy and pharmacist’s potential, will support PDA members in Northern Ireland, including co-ordinating the Regional Committee members who represent all sectors of pharmacy. 

  • PDA welcomes £500 payment for Northern Ireland health workers

    Thu 28th January 2021 The PDA

    The PDA Union, which represents pharmacists across the UK, has welcomed the announcement from Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann that he intends to provide a one-off £500 special recognition payment to health and social care workers due to their work during the coronavirus pandemic.  

  • PDA Union announces recognition agreement covering pharmacists in Northern Ireland working for GP Federations

    Fri 18th December 2020 The PDA

    This is the latest recognition agreement for the PDA Union which began negotiating terms for pharmacists via their groundbreaking agreement with Boots which was signed in 2019. 

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