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.

  • 28000PDA Members
  • 981Active Cases
  • 563Membership Queries

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  • Latest News

    • Joint statement – Boots and PDAU Joint Negotiating Body

      Wed 14th August 2019 The PDA

      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. 

    • First PDAU network in place at Boots

      Tue 13th August 2019 The PDA

      Following the recognition agreement signed by the PDA Union and Boots, the PDAU has now established a network of PDAU representatives to represent the circa 7,000 pharmacists and pre-registration trainees employed at the company. 

    • PDA wants to hear about impact of Brexit on pharmacy

      Wed 7th August 2019 The PDA

      Brexit is the most significant political event happening and with the risk of a no deal exit from the UK’s membership of the EU coming closer, the PDA wants to make sure the interests of patients and pharmacists are being considered by decision makers. 

    • PDA seeks more views on the 5-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF)

      Fri 2nd August 2019 The PDA

      The Government has recently announced the agreement of the new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for England. We would like to seek the views of our community pharmacist members on some of its contents. Hundreds of pharmacists have already shared their views; Please complete our short survey to tell us what you think. 

    • Pharmacists concerned over employment implications of PCNs

      Wed 31st July 2019 The PDA

      An increasing number of primary care pharmacists are raising concerns about the way PCNs are being introduced and the impact it is having on their employment. The PDAU is encouraging members working in this field who are concerned to get in touch so they can receive appropriate advice for their situation.  

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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 – July 2019

      Mon 22nd July 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 affect you at work. 

    • 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. 

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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