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    • Pharmacy risks race to the bottom on safety standards

      Thu 19th April 2018 The PDA

      The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) has highlighted a locum agency’s claim that some of its clients will only offer shifts to pharmacists who are prepared to miss lunch, as a further example as to why the Safer Pharmacies Charter is urgently needed. Adequate rest is one of the basic safety standards in the Charter. 

    • RPS elections – choose your candidates

      Tue 17th April 2018 The PDA

      If you are a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), we’d like to encourage you to vote in the elections which will be happening in England and Wales for membership of the national pharmacy board in each of those countries. 

    • PDA statement to the Williams review on the case of Dr Bawa-Garba and the disclosure of reflective accounts

      Mon 16th April 2018 The PDA

      Following the recent conviction and striking off of Dr Bawa-Garba, the government asked Professor Sir Norman Williams to conduct a rapid policy review into the issues relating to gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The PDA has responded to the review on behalf of members. 

  • Indemnity For Working In GP Surgeries

    With membership premiums starting at £212 for lower risk activities, the average cost being £440 and 93% of pharmacists working in GP surgeries paying less than £900, membership of the PDA offers the most cost effective form of professional indemnity for GP surgery based pharmacists.

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  • Boots Recognition

    The PDA Union (PDAU) was formed by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Our focus has always been on protecting and improving professional autonomy, working conditions and employment terms for pharmacists. Since 2011, the PDAU has been fighting for Boots pharmacists’ right to negotiate their pay, hours and holiday entitlements with their employer.
  • Safer Pharmacies Charter

    PDA members have produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practice.
  • PIA Motor and Home Insurance

    The Pharmacy Insurance Agency has specialised in providing PI policies to Pharmacists for 27 years, and worked in partnership with The PDA since 2003. Now, we’re extending our product range to include Motor and Home Insurance.

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The PDA Union is recognised by the Certification Officer as an independent trade union.

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