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  • PDA Regional Committees discuss the latest issues in pharmacy

    Sat 18th May 2024 Charlotte Haile

    PDA Regional Committees are made up of pharmacists from across the profession that are elected to represent the PDA wider membership. The committees meet to discuss current issues in pharmacy ahead of PDA National Executive Committee meetings. 

  • PDA works closely with the STUC to improve the working lives of pharmacists in Scotland

    Fri 17th May 2024 The PDA

    Last month, the PDA attended the STUC Congress 2024 to progress three motions that aim to improve the working lives of pharmacists in Scotland.  

  • Shaping pharmacy: PDA Reps and active members development day

    Thu 16th May 2024 The PDA

    Last month the PDA was pleased to host a brand-new event for all PDA Reps, regional committee members, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Network members. The face-to-face event took place in Birmingham on 27 April and looked into how PDA members can help shape pharmacy.  

  • FIP publishes its annual report for 2023

    Thu 16th May 2024 The PDA

    The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has launched its annual report to reflect on the range of the federation's activities across all pharmacy sectors over the past year. 

  • PDA Reps at Boots mark Mental Health Awareness Week

    Wed 15th May 2024 The PDA

    This week (13 - 19 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. The aim of this week is to tackle the stigma around mental health and help people understand and prioritise their own and others’ mental health. 

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards Winners 2024 revealed

    Wed 15th May 2024 The PDA

    The 25th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards took place last month during a special silver milestone celebration to honour the hard work and dedication of the region’s leading healthcare professionals. 

  • A typical week for the PDA

    Mon 13th May 2024 The PDA

    Here is an insight into some of the activities that the PDA does to promote the voice and interests of employed and locum pharmacists. 

  • PSNI will not be able to offer the option to pay retention fees in instalments this retention year

    Sun 12th May 2024 The PDA

    Despite agreeing to offer pharmacists in Northern Ireland the option to pay their retention fees in quarterly direct debit payments from June 2024, the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has had to delay this intention due to the need for legislative amendment. 

  • RPS National Pharmacy Boards Elections 2024 – England

    Thu 9th May 2024 The PDA

    The PDA has offered candidates of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) National Board Elections 2024 in England the opportunity to tell PDA members their views on key issues. 

  • PDA to attend 13th annual STUC LGBT+ Workers’ Conference

    Wed 8th May 2024 The PDA

    The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) LGBT+ Workers’ Conference will be taking place in Glasgow this week (11-12 May). Previous STUC Equality Award winner and co-opted member of the PDA LGBT+ Committee, Soh Xi Ken will be representing the PDA at the conference. 

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