About Us

We look after the interests of individual pharmacists. We defend you when you are faced with a conflict, and we proactively lobby the individual pharmacist's agenda.

Our philosophy is built on the fact that the vast majority of the profession are employee or locum pharmacists and yet the pharmacy environment is controlled by a small number of well organised and well represented employers. There is no organisation that looks solely after the interests of employees and locums and this means that the large disparate majority of pharmacists can be vulnerable and exposed in a wide variety of situations. We aim to redress this imbalance.

We are a non-profit-making company limited by guarantee, which was established by a £100,000 grant made by the PIA Foundation in 2003.

How we work

There are two main strands to the work of the PDA:

  1. We provide you with a wide range of Defence Association benefits designed to improve the status and working environment of the individual pharmacist and, by so doing, to improve patient care.

  2. We provide you with a safeguard of up to £500,000 of Legal Defence Costs and up to £5,000,000 of Professional Indemnity insurance to defend you in the event of your being faced with a conflict in the areas of:

    • Civil claims
    • Prosecution
    • Professional Disciplinary Action
    • Employment Disputes

This unique combination of Defence Association backed by insurance protection provides you with the most comprehensive and cost effective way of ensuring that your interests will always be kept at the forefront by an organisation that is dedicated to defending your reputation.

To find out how this unique combination actually works, go to BENEFITS

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