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Recent PDA news items specific to Northern Ireland...

  • Pharmacists’ union the PDA affiliates to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

    Wed 11th November 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA Union, which represents employed and locum pharmacists across Northern Ireland is the latest independent trade union to affiliate to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). 

  • PDA Union continues recognition campaign in Northern Ireland

    Tue 21st July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA Union has continued to work closely with GP pharmacist employers in Northern Ireland to achieve a voluntary recognition agreement that will enable members' terms and conditions to be the subject of collective bargaining.  

  • Northern Ireland Government confirm pharmacists included in COVID-19 compensation scheme

    Wed 3rd June 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has been communicating with all four UK governments through this pandemic to ensure that the voice of pharmacists is heard and their interests represented distinct from the voice of their employers. 

  • PDA call on Robin Swann to ensure PPE is made available to community pharmacy in Northern Ireland- update 10

    Fri 27th March 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has written direct to the Northern Ireland Assembly's Minister for Health, Robin Swann, requesting that he intervene to provide the PPE needed in community pharmacy in Northern Ireland. 

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Award Winners 2020 Revealed

    Tue 3rd March 2020 The PDA

    The 21st Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards recently took place at Belfast’s Europa Hotel to pay tribute to a number of the sector’s notable trailblazers, and the positive impact they have forged for the benefit of their patients and peers. The PDA was delighted to once again sponsor the Student Leadership category of the awards.  

  • PDA responds to PSNI consultation on guidance on maintaining clear sexual boundaries

    Tue 30th April 2019 The PDA

    Earlier this month (4 - 14 April 2019), the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) consulted on draft guidance for ‘Maintaining Clear Sexual Boundaries with People Receiving Care’.  

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Award winners 2019 revealed

    Thu 14th March 2019 The PDA

    The 20th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards took place at Belfast’s Europa Hotel last month and coincided with the 2019 Northern Ireland Pharmacy Conference which took place that afternoon in partnership with the PDA.  

  • PSNI consultation on indicative sanctions guidance

    Wed 7th November 2018 The PDA

    The PDA responded to the PSNI (Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland)’s consultation on new Indicative Sanctions Guidance for its Statutory Committee. The Statutory Committee considers and adjudicates on serious Fitness to Practise allegations made against pharmacists in Northern Ireland. 

  • PSNI Consultation on Pharmacist Prescriber Register Annotation

    Tue 17th January 2017 The PDA

    The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is consulting on legal changes in relation to the annotation of the register of pharmacists who are qualified as independent prescribers, and corresponding changes for supplementary prescribers to ensure a consistent legislative approach to the two groups. 

  • Consultation on Pharmaceutical Services Regulations in Northern Ireland

    Wed 2nd November 2016 The PDA

    The Department of Health in Northern Ireland consulted on legal changes to enable prescriptions from therapeutic radiographers and registered dieticians to be dispensed, and to allow community pharmacy contractors to refuse to provide services to patients (or those accompanying them) if they are violent or threaten violence or a criminal offence. 

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