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PDA Reps Network in Boots

Meet the PDA Reps that make up our network in Boots.

As the recognised independent trade union representing Boots store pharmacists, the PDA has built a network of trained representatives. Supported by PDA staff, the network are Boots pharmacists standing up for their colleagues. Here is the team:

Anne Davies

Regional Representative, Wales

I’ve worked for Boots for over 30 years in a range of pharmacist roles and am currently a relief pharmacist in South Wales covering a wide variety of stores over a large geographical area. I have been a member of the PDA Union for many years, originally for indemnity and union benefits and latterly also as a member of the Wales and West regional committee. With the signing of the recognition agreement, I wanted to contribute to this positive new relationship and develop my role further to support my pharmacist colleagues.

Learn more about Anne here.

Daniela Rusalim

East of England Regional Representative

I am delighted to represent and defend my colleagues in the East of England Region. I have been employed by Boots for over 10 years which has given me a wide breadth of personal and professional experience. As your PDA Union representative I am committed to ensure our profession remains relevant, pharmacists take the lead in shaping the agenda and as a result pharmacy at  Boots develops and thrives.

Learn more about Daniela here.

Darren Ayres

Regional Representative for Greater London South

My name is Darren and I have been qualified as a pharmacist since 1998. I have had numerous roles within the company over those 24 years. My current role is an anticoagulation pharmacist with some shifts as a relief pharmacist.

I wanted to become a PDA Union representative as it’s a role that interests me and I would like the opportunity to promote both the PDA Union to pharmacists and to represent them.

Gordon Finlayson

National Representative 

I have worked at Boots for a total of 20 years, in which time I have seen many changes both within the company and the profession as a whole. I have been a regional committee member and trade union representative for the PDA Union for 3 years and seen firsthand the excellent work they do in representing the interests of individual pharmacists. With the experience I have gained I look forward to helping build a more positive, constructive relationship between Boots and its pharmacists. I am proud to be both a Regional and Divisional PDA Union representative at Boots.

Hala Jawad

National Representative

I have had a very varied pharmacy career in non-traditional roles but have also worked in both primary care and community pharmacy. I have been a PDA Union member since graduation and although fairly new to Boots am confident I can use my wider experience to develop this new role. I am excited to use these experiences as a PDA Union Regional and Divisional representative to support and represent my pharmacist colleagues and help bring positive change.

Jayesh Ladva

Regional Representative for the North West and West Yorkshire

I am currently an advanced practitioner pharmacist, passionate about influencing best practice within Boots and the wider pharmacy world. Having worked in different sectors of pharmacy I have a good understanding of the challenges facing pharmacists. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to be a PDA Union regional representative, supporting Boots pharmacists and helping to raise and resolve issues locally.

Learn more about Jayesh here.

Mithul Shah

Regional Representative for Central London and Greater London North

Apart from some experience at the NPA, I’ve worked in community pharmacy for 13 years primarily with Boots. I understand the pressures faced by pharmacists in a busy corporate pharmacy on a daily basis. I am privileged to be able to use this platform as a PDA Union Regional representative to provide support to pharmacists and help improve working conditions.

Nav Bhogal

National Representative

I’ve been a Boots pharmacist for 20 years and undertaken a variety of roles within the company in that time. I look forward to using that experience in my role of PDA Union representative in both providing support and representing the views of pharmacists within my region.

Learn more about Nav here

Nicola Rees

National Representative

I have been a community pharmacist for over 20 years and a member of the PDA Union since 2012. With the signing of the recognition agreement between the PDA Union and Boots I see a great opportunity to improve our working environment and achieve a better future for the profession. As a PDA Union Regional and Divisional representative I look forward to supporting and representing the views and concerns of Boots pharmacists going forward.

Richard Evans

Regional Representative , Northern Ireland

I have been a pharmacist for 30 years, working in various small and large companies, primacy care and training so have a broad spectrum of professional experience. I see newly qualified pharmacists become disillusioned with the profession very early in their careers which makes me want to help reboot morale and the confidence of my colleagues. The PDA Union looks after the interests of individual pharmacists and I am privileged to support that in this new Regional representative role.

Learn more about Richard here.

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