Whether you are a Full or a Standard member, our benefits have been developed to give you peace of mind and protection throughout your professional career.
Welcome to the PDA: if you are already a member please log on to get the full benefits of this website. If you are not currently a member, please feel free to continue browsing the site (you will find links with information on how to join at the bottom of this page).
How do I join?
You can join in one of three ways:
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If you are not currently a member and would like to find out more about what we do, then please browse the particular parts of this site that will allow you full access. These include:
where you will be able to sample a selection of resources available to members at no cost. You will be allowed only partial access to the rest of the site.
The benefits of membership
The unique combination of Defence Association and solid insurance protection means that your interests will always be kept at the forefront by an organisation dedicated to defending your reputation. A comprehensive description of all the benefits available to PDA members is contained in the benefits section of this site.
Two levels of membership
There are two levels of membership of the PDA, click here to compare what they each offer.
The cost of Standard membership is £84 per year, irrespective of your specific job/role. The cost of Full membership is higher as it provides considerably more benefits. As it also provides Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance it will depend on the risks associated with your specific role.
As an example, if you are a community pharmacy employee, the cost of Full membership can be as low as £121 per year; if you are a part-time pharmacist, the cost can be as low as £102 per year when the application is made on-line.
It is important that you have selected the right level of PI insurance as different jobs/roles in pharmacy carry with them varying levels of risk. We provide detailed policy descriptions which will help you to ensure that you are covered for all of your activities; they will also provide you with a specific cost for your particular membership fee.
On-line application discount
A £5.00 discount on full membership is available by applying on-line.
Frequently asked questions
If you want to see the kind of questions that Pharmacists are asking about the PDA then click here.