The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association)

The PDA is a not-for-profit organisation which supports the needs of individual pharmacists and pharmacy students and, when necessary, defends their reputation. We are the largest pharmacist membership organisation and the only trade union exclusively for pharmacists in the UK.

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    • Insight Online – September 2020

      Mon 21st September 2020 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect you at work. 

    • A PDA member shares their story: A provisionally registered pharmacist’s hopes for the future

      Tue 15th September 2020 The PDA

      In our latest member voice article, Abigail Clarke, a provisionally registered pharmacist and PDA rep shares her pharmacy journey to date; from deciding to study pharmacy to her hopes and aspirations for the future. Find out how Abigail first got involved with the PDA and what advice she has for future pre-regs.  

    • How can Pharmacist Support help you?

      Mon 14th September 2020 The PDA

      We were delighted to sponsor the #ACTNow wellbeing campaign and support the profession’s charity, Pharmacist Support. We would appreciate your input in helping to shape future activities like this by asking that you complete the charity's short survey.  

    • Lloyds pharmacists pass first test on road to union recognition

      Fri 11th September 2020 PDA Union

      Pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds) have made significant progress towards trade union recognition as the government body that oversees the process has formally accepted their application. The process now moves forward to decide which pharmacists will be included in the bargaining unit. 

    • Latest minutes of the Joint Consultative Committee at Boots

      Tue 8th September 2020 PDA Union

      The minutes of the latest Joint Consultative Committee meeting between representatives of the company and the PDA Union have been published.  

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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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