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As Boots union ballot papers go out, comparisons made with Ireland

The PDAU drew comparisons to an existing arrangement between Boots Ireland and a trade union regarding support staff

Boots union vote: Ballot commences

Boots pharmacists and pre-reg pharmacists now have five weeks to have their final say on this long-running issue

PDA: GPhC should cut costs before increasing fees

The PDA says the regulator should first review costs such as premises and council member remuneration

PDA condemns funding cuts for hospital pre-reg places

The decision will have a direct impact on third and fourth-year students at schools of pharmacy

New pharmacist shortages powers weeks from being enforced

Legislation has been laid before Parliament and is expected to be enforced in early February, it has been announced

Brexit dispensing protocols ‘not clear enough’

Clarification is needed on urgent legislation changes giving pharmacists new powers, pharmacy bodiues have said

Boots union ballot approaches

Both the PDAU and Boots have been lobbying the 7,000-strong bargaining unit in the run up to the postal vote

Jury service: Duty bound

What do you need to know when you or a member of your staff gets called for jury service? 

Boots union vote to commence on February 4

The second ballot on Boots pharmacists' future representation will run from Monday February 4 2019 for five weeks

Look to dental profession for best use of skill mix, says PDA

Lessons on successful skill mix using technicians in the dental profession should be applied to pharmacy, the PDA says

CAC decides Boots bargaining unit

Boots pharmacists in field and support office roles will not be eligible to vote on whether to have the PDA Union as their representative union, the Central Arbitration Committee has ruled

Rebalancing board proposals should be considered calmly

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine The consultation on clarifying the legal obligations of responsible pharmacists and superintendent pharmacists, which closed earlier this month, prompted some predictable caterwauling and finger pointing on social media. Whether the work of the rebalancing board is a stalking horse for remote supervision or a genuine attempt to come up with a regulatory and legislative framework to underpin modern pharmacy practice remains to be seen.

Heated debate on rebalancing board proposals

A heated debate is raging concerning the consultation by the Government’s rebalancing board on proposed changes to the legislation that deals with responsible pharmacists and superintendent pharmacists

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

Slow release of technician report not helpful

By Ross Ferguson There is no doubt we need a discussion about the pharmacy team and the roles and responsibilities within it, so the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) report is probably to be welcomed. I say probably, because we haven’t actually seen the report, only what the PDA has chosen to release through its website in a well-controlled manner. Namely: Pharmacy technicians don’t want to be responsible for supervising pharmacies The PDA has raised concerns that the public may be potentially “confused or misled” about the capabilities of pharmacy technicians. Unsurprisingly, all this has rankled what I assume is an already tense relationship with our pharmacy technician colleagues and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians (UK) in particular.

Union talks between PDA and Boots stall

The PDA and Boots have failed to agree on the make-up of the future bargaining unit within the pharmacy multiple, leaving it to the Central Arbitration Committee to decide

PDA releases first chapter of technicians report

The PDA has released the first chapter of its new report into the roles and capabilities of pharmacy technicians  

Survey suggests technicians may not want supervision powers

A survey from the PDA suggests pharmacy technicians do not want greater responsibility for overseeing key tasks in pharmacies

Boots pharmacists vote for new union arrangement

Boots pharmacists have voted in favour of ending the recognition between the company and its own union

PDA wins ballot decision in bid to be recognised by Boots

Only Boots pharmacists working at store level can be balloted over union recognition, an employment panel rules

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