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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    • World Patient Safety Day 2021

      Fri 17th September 2021 The PDA

      Today (17 September) marks World Patient Safety Day 2021 which aims to raise awareness and promote the importance of ensuring safety in healthcare. This global day provides a great opportunity for patients, families, caregivers, communities, healthcare professionals and policymakers to show their commitment to patient safety. 

    • PDA releases Flu Vaccination Service FAQs

      Thu 16th September 2021 The PDA

      The PDA advice line receives numerous calls from members each season around the provision of the flu service.  

    • NAWP Newsletter – September 2021

      Wed 15th September 2021 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of the NAWP newsletter - the quarterly mailing that keeps you up-to-date on news, events and issues that relate to women in pharmacy. 

    • Pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and the future

      Tue 14th September 2021 The PDA

      In our latest member voice article, Northern Ireland GP Pharmacist Laura Kearney talks about joining the PDA Regional Committee. Laura also shares her experience of working in pharmacy during the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses her thoughts on the future of pharmacy.  

    • Ability Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

      Mon 13th September 2021 The PDA

      The PDA Ability Network has grown substantially over the last year. In the coming weeks, the PDA will be running an election for Ability Officers to lead the network. 

  • 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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