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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  • Latest News

    • PDA are seeking a Policy Officer

      Fri 19th July 2019 The PDA

      We are seeking a Policy Officer to support the PDA Policy team in providing advice, analysis and guidance to a variety of audiences including colleagues and external stakeholders. 

    • We are looking for PDA student reps!

      Tue 16th July 2019 The PDA

      Find out how you can get involved in extracurricular activities to enhance your development. 

    • Joint statement – Boots and the PDA Union sign voluntary recognition agreement

      Thu 11th July 2019 PDA Union

      The PDA Union and Boots have signed a recognition agreement which will shape employee relations for pharmacists at the company. This is their joint statement. 

    • PDA respond to the Home Office’s call for evidence on violence and abuse toward shop staff

      Thu 11th July 2019 The PDA

      The Home Office has called for evidence on the problem of violence and abuse toward shop staff in England and Wales. It asked for relevant evidence on the prevalence of it, prevention and support measures, the operation of the criminal justice system and the best way of addressing it. The consultation ran from 5 April 2019 to 28 June 2019. 

    • PDA Union and Boots UK sign historic recognition agreement

      Thu 11th July 2019 PDA Union

      Representatives of Boots UK and the pharmacists trade union, PDA Union have signed a formal recognition agreement outlining how the union will represent the 7,000 store based pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists at the largest multiple pharmacy employer in the UK 

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    Upcoming events

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    Revalidation

    The PDA is keen to support our members to engage with the new revalidation requirements successfully...

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  • PDA Union Recognition at Boots

    Boots pharmacists and pre-registration graduates had the opportunity to vote for a better future, and an independent voice at work.
  • 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.
  • The Role of Pharmacy Technicians

    The PDA have written an in-depth report that assesses the current role and capabilities of pharmacy technicians in the UK.
  • Latest Consultations

  • Latest Publications

    • Insight Online – June 2019

      Thu 20th June 2019 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 affected you at work. 

    • Insight Online – May 2019

      Mon 20th May 2019 The PDA

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

    • Insight Online – April 2019

      Thu 18th April 2019 The PDA

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

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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