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The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association)

The PDA is a not-for-profit organisation which supports the needs of individual employed and locum pharmacists and pharmacy students and, when necessary, defends their reputation. With more than 37,000 members we are the largest pharmacist membership organisation and the only independent trade union exclusively for pharmacists in the UK.

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    • PDA to attend Clinical Pharmacy Congress 2024

      Sat 13th April 2024 The PDA

      This year, the PDA will be running two new sessions at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC). The sessions, titled ‘Stopping racism at the front line of pharmacy’ and ‘How to improve your T&Cs and protect your interests while working in GP practice’, have been designed to share knowledge and improve the working lives of pharmacists. 

    • PDA donations to Pharmacist Support exceed £250,000

      Sat 13th April 2024 The PDA

      Every year the PDA donates £1 per member to the profession’s independent charity, Pharmacist Support. Since 2017, the PDA has committed to making this contribution on an ongoing basis to support the work of the charity and can reveal that these donations now exceed £250k. 

    • Partha Kar talks about Physician Associates and concerns over patient safety

      Fri 12th April 2024 The PDA

      Given some overlap with the debate about roles in pharmacy, the PDA has asked a leading physician, Professor Partha Kar to share his views on the current debate about the role of Physicians Associates (PAs) and the concerns over patient safety.  

    • Pharmacy First: pressure mounts on pharmacists as threshold approaches

      Thu 11th April 2024 The PDA

      Some PDA members in England are reporting increasing pressure from their management around the performance of the Pharmacy First Service as the minimum activity thresholds increase. 

    • PDA to submit three motions at STUC Congress 2024

      Mon 8th April 2024 The PDA

      Later this month, the PDA will be attending the STUC Congress 2024 to progress three motions that aim to improve the working lives of pharmacists in Scotland. 

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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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