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PDAU wants talks over contractual changes at LloydsPharmacy

The PDAU wants talks with McKesson UK over plans to change the contracts of pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy.

Pharmacy schools battling A-level uncertainty

Pharmacy schools report that they are struggling to respond to a “highly unusual situation” as students cope with A-Level fallout. 

National Association of Women Pharmacists elects president

The National Association of Women Pharmacists has a new president after Naina Chotai was elected to the role. 

GPhC will raise Covid infection reporting awareness with employers

GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin said it will tell pharmacy employers to report occupational Covid-19 infections.

Pharmacy employers report six Covid-19 cases to Government

Community pharmacy employers have reported a total of six instances of exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

Pharmacist education changes being rushed through warns PDA

The PDA is concerned reforms to the initial education and training of pharmacists lack detail and are being rushed through.

PDA asks GPhC if it will examine non-reporting of Covid infections

The PDA writes to the GPhC to ask if it will investigate why no pharmacy employer has reported occupational Covid infections.

Pharmacists survey suggests workplace Covid infection common

Four in 10 pharmacists think they caught Covid-19 at work, according to a survey by the PDA. 

More than 1 in 10 pharmacists told not to wear PPE, says PDA

More than one in 10 pharmacists have been asked to re-use PPE, with similar numbers saying they were actively discouraged from wearing it. 

PDA seeks union recognition at Lloyds

Days after LloydsPharmacy announced a major restructuring which could involve job losses, the PDA Union has applied for formal union recognition within the multiple.

GPhC lacks power to pursue pharmacy owners, says PDA

The PDA says it is still concerned the GPhC does not have “adequate powers” to regulate pharmacy owners.

PDA prepared to take employers to court over Covid-19 measures

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has warned employers it may pursue them in the courts if they fail to implement their employees’ suggestions on reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection.

PDA urges Hancock to talk to unions about pharmacy safety

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association urges Matt Hancock to hold talks with unions and employers on pharmacy workers' safety as lockdown eases.

GPhC should explain rise in premises fees, says PDA

The PDA has urged the GPhC to explain the rationale behind its increased registration fee of £365 for pharmacy premises.

CCA: Our members will not tolerate abuse

All eight CCA companies have a zero tolerance approach to violence in community pharmacies.

PHE ‘must revise PPE guidance for dispensary staff’

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called on Public Health England to revise its position on PPE for pharmacy dispensary staff.

PDA: Treatment of 2020 pre-reg trainees ‘cannot be repeated’

PDA chair Mark Koziol has spoken of pre-registration pharmacists’ “anguish” at having their training disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

NHSE reassurances on clinical negligence indemnity

Two existing indemnity schemes have been bolstered by the Coronavirus Act 2020.

PDA defends right of locums to set their rates

PDA warns off companies which threaten to report locums who raise rates to GPhC.

PDA vows to support pharmacists for coronavirus-related work

The PDA reassures pharmacists it will support them against compensation claims or action arising from their COVID-19 efforts.  

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