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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    • PDA supports student members through misconduct allegations and other challenges

      Thu 5th August 2021 The PDA

      During the pandemic, the PDA has supported MPharm students, as record levels of enquiries from members are received including resolving issues relating to reasonable adjustments, examination processes, and an increase in misconduct allegations. 

    • When you walk through a storm – do not rely on someone else’s umbrella!

      Wed 4th August 2021 The PDA

      “I was told that I didn’t need to join the PDA because my employer will insure me if anything goes wrong” is something that we hear a lot at the PDA, usually AFTER something has already gone wrong. This article explores the practical reasons as to why pharmacists should carry their own protection, independent of their employer and independent of any organisation that looks after their employer’s interests 

    • PDA calls for long Covid to be recognised as a disability

      Wed 4th August 2021 The PDA

      The PDA is supporting a TUC (Trade Union Congress) petition calling on the UK government to formally recognise long Covid as a disability under the Equality Act 2010. 

    • Member Voice: The myth of pharmacist shortages

      Sat 31st July 2021 The PDA

      In our latest PDA member voice article, Founder of the Pharmacist Cooperative, Tohidul Islam, shares his views on the 'Myth' of pharmacist shortages and explains why the profession needs a unifying organisation that is willing to speak up even to the most deep-pocketed companies without flinching. 

    • UK Government launch National Disability Strategy

      Fri 30th July 2021 The PDA

      The UK government yesterday launched a National Disability Strategy on 28 July which may impact on the experience of pharmacists with disabilities. 

  • Supporting pharmacists during Covid-19

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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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