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 citizen group petition to save community pharmacies from closure

      Tue 15th December 2020 The PDA

      The PDA have added their support to a petition organised by Grassroots campaigning organisation, 38 Degrees, that calls on the Westminster government to recompense pharmacies for the extra costs they have incurred by staying open to provide health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    • PDA member survey shows prescription charges in England regularly prevent patients from receiving their medicines

      Fri 23rd October 2020 The PDA

      The results of a survey of PDA members reveals widespread occurrences of patients being unable to afford to pay for the medicines they need. The PDA is a member of the Prescription Charges Coalition, a group of organisations calling on the UK Government to scrap prescription charges in England for people with long-term conditions.  

    • PDA attend the 9th annual congress of EPhEU

      Fri 16th October 2020 The PDA

      PDA provided the UK delegation to the annual congress of EPhEU – the Association of Employed Community Pharmacists in Europe in October 2020. Due to the pandemic the congress was held virtually for the first time.  

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    • Insight Online – January 2021

      Tue 19th January 2021 The PDA

      Happy New Year and welcome to the first Insight Online of 2021. After the challenges of 2020 we certainly hope 2021 is far better! Insight Online is the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect you at work.  

    • Critical Care training available online in January 2021

      Mon 21st December 2020 The PDA

      There is a growing demand for the rapid trining of critical care pharmacists, particularly those who are providing cover during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PDA are able to promote online training available from the not-for-profit UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA). 

    • Insight Online – December 2020

      Sat 19th December 2020 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.  

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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