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  • Latest News

    • Derecognition of the BPA – Update

      Wed 9th August 2017 PDA Union

      A further update of the progress of the application to derecognise the BPA. 

    • Derecognition of the BPA

      Wed 2nd August 2017 PDA Union

      An update of the progress of the application to derecognise the BPA. 

    • Boots pharmacists launch historic attempt to secure an independent voice at work

      Fri 28th July 2017 PDA Union

      With the full backing of the PDA Union, a group of pharmacists employed by Boots have today commenced a legal challenge to secure an independent voice at work. This is the latest development in a long-running campaign by pharmacists to overcome Boots’ attempts to deny them their rights to negotiate over their working conditions through a union of their choice. 

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    With membership premiums starting at £212 for lower risk activities, the average cost being £440 and 93% of pharmacists working in GP surgeries paying less than £900, membership of the PDA offers the most cost effective form of professional indemnity for GP surgery based pharmacists.

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  • Latest Consultations

    • PDA Criticizes GPhC Revalidation Proposals

      Tue 18th July 2017 The PDA

      The PDA has said it believes the framework recently proposed by the GPhC does not constitute revalidation, for various reasons including an insufficiently rigorous process and the lack of formal appraisal by a senior pharmacist. We believe that the proposed framework should instead be referred to as CPD. 

    • GPhC revising threshold criteria for fitness to practise referral

      Wed 22nd March 2017 The PDA

      When a complaint is made to the GPhC about a registrant, it uses “threshold criteria” to decide whether to refer the matter to the investigating committee, who in turn decide whether to refer to the fitness to practise committee. The GPhC consulted on proposed new criteria to replace the existing. 

    • GPhC Proposes Changes to Pharmacy Technician Training

      Tue 21st March 2017 The PDA

      The GPhC has proposed changes to the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians. 

  • Latest Publications

    • Boots Pharmacists News

      Mon 31st July 2017 PDA Union

      Top Story: Pharmacists stand up to Boots in historic attempt to get an independent voice at work 

    • Violence in Pharmacies

      Thu 4th May 2017 The PDA

      The PDA have reissued their policy and associated resource pack on as part of their ongoing efforts to stop violence in pharmacies. 

    • Problem Clauses in Employment Contracts

      Fri 21st October 2016 The PDA

      This booklet gives examples of employment contract clauses that pharmacists and pre-registration graduates should avoid to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in the event of a dispute with their employer. 

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