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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  • Read More Latest Policy Documents

    • Stop “Fire and rehire”

      Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

      The PDA support a private member’s bill which has its first reading in Parliament today and hopes to outlaw the practice of “Fire and rehire” which is increasingly being used by employers to cut employee benefits. 

    • Help raise the profile of community pharmacy funding in England

      Fri 11th June 2021 The PDA

      The PDA support the 38 Degrees petition, created by the NPA, 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. The petition now has almost 100,000 signatures, but needs more to make sure politicians and the general public know about this issue. 

    • Employers’ report into pharmacy workforce challenges does not address their basic responsibilities

      Fri 4th June 2021 The PDA

      A disappointing report from the three major community pharmacy employer bodies ends with nine recommendations for others to act, but fails to include a single commitment about what the employers will do. 

  • Read More Latest Resources

    • Insight Scotland magazine – Summer 2021

      Thu 17th June 2021 The PDA

      This month, the PDA distributed hard copies of the latest issue of INSIGHT magazine to members and to pharmacies across Scotland.  

    • Stop “Fire and rehire”

      Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

      The PDA support a private member’s bill which has its first reading in Parliament today and hopes to outlaw the practice of “Fire and rehire” which is increasingly being used by employers to cut employee benefits. 

    • Insight Online – May 2021

      Mon 24th May 2021 The PDA

      In this issue, we introduce new guidance on administering the COVID-19 vaccine, also find out how you can access our new guide: 'Discrimination and the pregnant employee'. We also encourage you to take part in our new Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Survey.  

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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