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Jay Badenhorst joins PDA as Director of Pharmacy


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PDA establishes a novel role, appointing Jay Badenhorst as Director of Pharmacy, reaffirming its commitment to making a beneficial and dynamic difference to the lives of pharmacists.

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) is bolstering its leadership team with the appointment of Jay Badenhorst as the director of pharmacy, a newly created position aimed at fortifying its dedication to advancing pharmacy practice.

This move comes amidst a period of significant change and challenge for frontline pharmacists, prompting the independent trade union to bring changes to its leadership and establishes its influence in the evolving healthcare landscape.

Previously, Badenhorst has served Whitworth Chemists as the managing director and as the vice chair of the National Pharmacy Association bringing over 25 years of experience to the one-of-a kind role at PDA.

He reasons his decision to join the PDA as a “commitment to being at the forefront of positive change within the pharmacy profession.”

I am delighted to be joining an organisation that has so much vision, ambition and drive at a time when pharmacists have so many opportunities to develop their roles for the benefit of patients.”

According to Mark Koziol, Chair of PDA, the new position is a reflection of the union’s commitment to pharmacy and described the new Director of Pharmacy as “a senior level, proven and award-winning pharmacy leader.”

His leadership expertise will deliver additional perspectives and greater capacity to the existing PDA leadership team, helping to create even more innovative strategies for the benefit of members. This appointment shows that we are totally committed to making a beneficial and dynamic difference to the lives of pharmacists.”

The appointment underpins PDA leadership credentials as it advocates for the highest standards of pharmacy practice whilst casting a light on the current working environments for pharmacists and equipping them to meet the evolving needs of patients and the healthcare system.


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