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Insight Online is the PDA regular e-newsletter that keeps members up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect them at work. Here are all the previous issues of Insight Online...

  • Insight Online – June 2024

    Tue 25th June 2024 The PDA

    This month, learn about our manifesto for the pharmacy profession in the run-up to the general election and how we are helping members following changes to their pension scheme. Plus, find out more about our upcoming member-exclusive events! 

  • Insight Online – May 2024

    Thu 30th May 2024 The PDA

    This month, learn about how we are supporting a wider role for pharmacists and find out why we can't support DiCE's best practice guidance for online prescribing. Plus, read about some of the ways you can get involved in helping to improve the working lives of pharmacists. 

  • Insight Online – April 2024

    Mon 29th April 2024 The PDA

    This month, learn about how we are defending our members by fighting the discrimination they face and how the Pharmacy First thresholds are adding pressure on pharmacists. Plus, read about some useful resources that will support you in your career! 

  • Insight Online – March 2024

    Tue 26th March 2024 The PDA

    This month, learn about the latest ways we are representing your interests and raising your concerns with the government. We also announce the appointment of our new PDA Director of Pharmacy, Jay Badenhorst. Plus, find out about the range of upcoming FREE events and courses designed to support you in your career. 

  • Insight Online – February 2024

    Tue 27th February 2024 The PDA

    This month, we remind you that there are only a few days before the deadline to respond to the important DHSC consultation on supervision and explain how you can have your say. We also ask members practising in England's community pharmacy to share any evidence of business behaviours that jeopardise the Pharmacy First Scheme. 

  • Insight Online – January 2024

    Mon 29th January 2024 The PDA

    This month, we shared your concerns with the Commons Health and Social Care Committee as part of its inquiry into pharmacy. We also provided you with an update on the HMRC's locum tax status enquiry. 

  • Insight Online – December 2023

    Thu 21st December 2023 The PDA

    In the last Insight Online of 2023, we would like to start by wishing you a happy holiday season.  

  • Insight Online – November 2023

    Tue 28th November 2023 The PDA

    This month, read about how we are supporting pharmacists after LloydsPharmacy completed the divestment of their branch network, the Pharmacy First service, and how PDA Student Reps are leading a campaign for fair financial support for MPharm students. Also, learn about upcoming events and workshops that you can get involved in.  

  • Insight Online – October 2023

    Tue 24th October 2023 The PDA

    This month, read about the pressure to work after testing positive for Covid-19, how you can support patients to save money on their prescriptions, and our response to a recent DHSC consultation. Also, learn about our session at CPC North and a revision programme for those due to sit the November 2023 assessment.  

  • Insight Online – September 2023

    Wed 27th September 2023 The PDA

    This month, read about our joint statement with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the introduction of learning disability and autism training. Also, learn about our revision programme for those sitting the November 2023 assessment and an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

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