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The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association)

The PDA is a not-for-profit organisation which supports the needs of individual employed and locum pharmacists and pharmacy students and, when necessary, defends their reputation. With more than 37,000 members we are the largest pharmacist membership organisation and the only independent trade union exclusively for pharmacists in the UK.

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    • Have you got the right PDA membership following the November 2023 assessment?

      Tue 5th December 2023 The PDA

      The PDA has membership categories for all students and exam candidates, whatever the outcome and whenever they sat their assessment. 

    • PDA calls on members to complete the 2023 workforce temperature check survey

      Mon 4th December 2023 The PDA

      Pharmacists continue to tell the PDA that there are several reasons why they choose to work in certain roles and would not consider others. The PDA is once again asking members to provide greater information around this to help inform the debate about the pharmacist workforce. Pharmacists sharing their views and experiences helps the PDA to tell their story and represent their interests. 

    • PDA BAME Network launches Islamophobia Factsheet

      Thu 30th November 2023 The PDA

      November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and to end the month the PDA BAME Network has launched a factsheet that provides an overview of Islamophobia in the workplace. The factsheet can also help pharmacists, trainees and students understand the impact of Islamophobia and help them lead conversations in the workplace on this issue. 

    • PDA updates salary ready reckoner for Boots pharmacists to show FY24 rates

      Thu 30th November 2023 The PDA

      Following the implementation of the latest negotiated pay review, the PDA has updated its online ready reckoner which helps pharmacists employed at Boots understand where their pay sits within the agreed pay scale. 

    • PDA to attend STUC Disabled Workers’ Conference

      Wed 29th November 2023 The PDA

      The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) Disabled Workers’ Conference will take place in Glasgow this week (2-3 December). Scottish-based PDA Rep, Susan MacKinnon, and PDA Scotland Head of Policy, Maurice Hickey will be attending the conference and getting involved in the activities that the conference has to offer.  

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The Pharmacists' Defence Association is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England; Company No 4746656.

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is an appointed representative in respect of insurance mediation activities only of
The Pharmacy Insurance Agency Limited which is registered in England and Wales under company number 2591975
and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register No 307063)

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

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