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  • Insight Online – January 2023

    Tue 24th January 2023 The PDA

    Welcome to the first issue of Insight Online for 2023. This month, read about the GPhC's standards for pharmacy premises and how we will defend the right to strike. Also, learn about an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

  • Insight International – December 2022

    Thu 22nd December 2022 The PDA

    Having developed a significant international dimension to the work of the PDA for the benefit of members here in the UK, we are delighted to send you our very first ‘International Newsletter’ itemising the increasingly long and interesting list of developments. 

  • How the Medicines to Ukraine campaign became an effort to also help reduce Anti-microbial Resistance

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    An individual is injured on the frontline in Ukraine, and they reach over to their emergency packs which contain pain relief such as morphine, and medical tools. They are then given primary care by either the police, or military and triaged to evacuation hubs. The infection risk is unknown, the chances of having an infected wound at this point is unlikely. Moreover, as this individual is transferred between the different points of care, the cleanliness of transport vehicles and hubs are also unknown.  

  • PDA in Canadian Podcast interview

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    In most countries, community pharmacy is still evolving from the historic position where each pharmacy was owned and operated by a pharmacist. In these situations, the established pharmacy organisations are often those that concentrate on representing the interests of owners.  

  • Why has PDA joined the International Pharmaceutical Federation? (FIP)

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA had already been a member of the European employee pharmacist organisation called EPhEU since 2011. It has become increasingly obvious that being able to collaborate and learn from pharmacy organisations from other parts of the world is a good thing for PDA members. 

  • PDA helps to launch a pharmacist union in Poland

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    By Piotr Merks, General Secretary ZZPF, Pharmacists’ Union in Poland 

  • 11th General Assembly of the European Association of Employed Pharmacists (EPhEU)

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    By Mark Pitt, Assistant General Secretary of the PDA Union  

  • The wider global opportunity for pharmacist leadership in Humanitarian crises

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    By Mark Koziol, PDA Chairman and Secretary General of EPhEU  

  • The Pizza is not working

    Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

    Pharmacists in the United States have created a movement called the #Pizzaisnotworking.  

  • Insight Online – December 2022

    Tue 20th December 2022 The PDA

    Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This month we are asking members to confirm how strongly they feel about possible strike action and are encouraging pharmacists to take part in the annual Safer Pharmacies Survey. Also, learn about an exclusive member benefit this holiday season.  

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