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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    • Covid-19 vaccination session rates in Scotland are indicative of a wider problem for pharmacists

      Fri 16th April 2021 The PDA

      The PDA has continued to support locum pharmacists who have been subjected to changes in the arrangements for their role in providing Covid-19 vaccinations in Scotland.  

    • Northern Irish trade union movement supports pharmacist campaigns

      Fri 16th April 2021 The PDA

      The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is now formally supporting PDA campaigns for pharmacists following the PDA's participation in the ICTU 2021 Biennial Delegate Conference  

    • Pharmacist Support celebrates 180th anniversary

      Thu 15th April 2021 The PDA

      Today marks the 180th anniversary of Pharmacist Support - the profession’s independent charity.  

    • PDA is seeking a new Policy Officer

      Thu 15th April 2021 The PDA

      The PDA is pleased to announce that it is seeking an additional Policy Officer to join the existing policy team in providing advice, analysis and guidance to a variety of audiences including members, colleagues and external stakeholders. 

    • Just Like Us #YoungerMe campaign

      Wed 14th April 2021 The PDA

      In our latest LGBT+ Network Member article, third-year pharmacy student Scott Rutherford highlights the role we all play in educating ourselves and the people around us on inclusively to ensure that everyone feels safe and welcome whether that be in schools, colleges, university, or in the workplace. Scott also discusses the benefits of the Just Like Us charity that works to empower the young LGBT+ community.  

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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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