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PDA members in Scotland discuss important workplace issues

On 20 May, PDA members in Scotland met at the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) headquarters in Glasgow. During the meeting delegates discussed important issues they face in their workplace and learned about strategies they can employ to address them.

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During the meeting, members had the opportunity to network and get to know their pharmacist peers and the PDA members who serve on the Scottish Regional Committee better.

Topics covered on the night included:

  • Health & safety, work-related stress, and professional autonomy
  • Pay, pensions, and collective bargaining
  • A comprehensive and wide-ranging discussion on independent prescribing and pharmacy’s future
  • Collectivisation and organising: how to go about working together to make things better for pharmacists and for patients.

The Scottish Regional Committee was delighted to see the enthusiasm with which members engaged in conversations, asked questions, and participated in workshops. Feedback from members was that the event was rated very highly and that the appetite for events such as this is enormous. Members reported that the subjects were relevant and that they found the sessions constructive.

Lisa Aikman, a PDA member and community pharmacist said, “I enjoyed attending the recent PDA event. I found it a useful opportunity to mix with my peers from different pharmacy backgrounds and share ideas and ways of working. The sessions were well thought out and provided an opportunity to feedback and ask questions. The topics covered were relevant to my role and will help with my continued professional development. I am looking forward to attending more events like this in the future.”

Following on from the success and demand for this event the PDA intends to host more similar events at other locations in Scotland and virtually. These events will allow more members to have the opportunity to come and take part.

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