Latest News

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.

  • PDA urges pharmacists to stay safe and take adequate rest breaks

    Sat 10th April 2021 The PDA

    Proper rest breaks are an important element of maintaining a safe environment for patients and helps to protect the health and wellbeing of workers.  

  • BAME Network Committee champions equality and diversity at recent Covid-19 vaccine event

    Thu 8th April 2021 The PDA

    Last week, the PDA's newly elected BAME Committee held their first network event which explored Covid-19 vaccines, practice, myths and overcoming vaccine hesitancy.  

  • Regulation 28 report to prevent future deaths – remote prescribing

    Thu 8th April 2021 The PDA

    This is the latest in a series of articles highlighting cases where better prescribing or dispensing related activity might have prevented harm. 

  • PDA supports the #Pharmacy24 social media campaign

    Wed 7th April 2021 The PDA

    Today is the busiest day of the pharmacy calendar and is once again being used to promote #Pharmacy24 - an annual social media event where we celebrate the achievements of those working in pharmacy. The PDA's participation will demonstrate our impact on pharmacists' practice today. 

  • PDA responds to the Care Quality Commission’s proposed new strategy

    Wed 7th April 2021 The PDA

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulator that monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services provided in GP surgeries, hospitals, care homes, and many other settings. It recently consulted on its new strategy titled “The world of health and social care is changing. So are we.” 

  • PDA hosts student members webinar

    Thu 1st April 2021 The PDA

    In response to student member concerns about wanting to develop a greater understanding of the opportunities and experiences of pre-reg placements and working as a pharmacist in different settings, the PDA recently held an online student member event titled 'Life as a pharmacist: What to expect in your pharmacy career.'  

  • Introducing the new PDA Regional Committee

    Thu 1st April 2021 The PDA

    The PDA Regional Committee is made up of elected members that are pharmacists from different sectors of the profession who collectively and individually have responsibility for recruiting, engaging and representing members in their region. 

  • GPhC announces details of foundation training year 2021/22

    Wed 31st March 2021 The PDA

    The GPhC has confirmed that the foundation training year will replace the current pre-registration training year from July 2021. 

  • Update on the £500 one off non-consolidated payment to locums in Scotland

    Tue 30th March 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is pursuing clarification on the process for locums in Scotland to obtain the payment promised by the Scottish Government for their efforts during the pandemic. 

  • Autism Awareness Week (29 March – 4 April)

    Tue 30th March 2021 The PDA

    To mark Autism Awareness Week 2021, the PDA is calling on employers to raise awareness, engage and understand autism and encourage their employees to learn more so that positive changes can be achieved in workplaces. The PDA is also encouraging members to reflect on what they can do to raise awareness of autism. 

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