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  • Insight Online – November 2023

    Tue 28th November 2023 Charlotte Haile

    This month, read about how we are supporting pharmacists after LloydsPharmacy completed the divestment of their branch network, the Pharmacy First service, and how PDA Student Reps are leading a campaign for fair financial support for MPharm students. Also, learn about upcoming events and workshops that you can get involved in.  

  • PDA responds to the latest NHS pension proposals

    Sat 25th November 2023 The PDA

    The PDA Union has responded to the latest set of proposed changes to the NHS pension scheme in England and Wales on behalf of the 7,000 members who work in the NHS and can join the NHS Pension Scheme. 

  • The gift is within government to tackle health inequalities

    Fri 24th November 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is proud to be part of the Inequalities in Health Alliance, a group of over 250 organisations convened by the Royal College of Physicians. In this blog, originally posted on the RCP website, RCP President Dr Sarah Clarke explains about this important issue and reiterates calls for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities. 

  • PDA supports pharmacists as LloydsPharmacy complete divestment of their branch network

    Thu 23rd November 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is continuing to support pharmacists to understand and exercise their rights at work as a final announcement is made by Hallo Healthcare about their LloydsPharmacy business.  

  • PDA student campaign is making an impact on NHS LSF exclusion issue

    Thu 23rd November 2023 The PDA

    The PDA student campaign to secure fair financial support for MPharm students is gathering pace with multiple members of parliament now responding to the issue. 

  • PDA welcomes the Pharmacy First service and calls for a second pharmacist in the pharmacy

    Wed 22nd November 2023 The PDA

    The PDA urges contractors and NHS England to engage with the workforce to make it a success. 

  • PDA calls on the government to tackle inequality in pharmacy

    Wed 22nd November 2023 The PDA

    This Equal Pay Day, the PDA is asking the government to take meaningful action to resolve the gender pay gap by tackling the root causes of inequality. 

  • Celebrating Disability History Month 2023

    Tue 21st November 2023 The PDA

    Disability History Month is running from 16 November to 16 December 2023 and is an annual event focusing on the history of disability and the struggle for equality and human rights.  

  • World AMR Awareness Week

    Mon 20th November 2023 The PDA

    From 18 to 25 November it is World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW) and the main theme for this #WAAW is ‘Preventing antimicrobial resistance together’. Therefore, the PDA would like to provide an update on how they are addressing some of the AMR issues within a multidisciplinary framework and how PDA members can get involved in this fight against AMR. 

  • PDA calls on pharmacists to support World AMR Awareness Week 2023

    Fri 17th November 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is supporting World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW) and is encouraging pharmacists to get involved in the campaign and become antibiotic guardians.  

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