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 comment on Wright review of PSNC

      Mon 6th July 2020 The PDA

      The PDA have welcomed the publication of the review by Professor David Wright of the PSNC as we have long recognised the need for these structures to be updated. PDA believe that the review and subsequent debate presents a significant opportunity for better representation of community pharmacy in England.  

    • PDA calls for regulation of the business behaviours of pharmacy owners who damage the reputation of the profession.

      Thu 2nd July 2020 The PDA

      The PDA respond after the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) issued a joint letter with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the alleged actions of some pharmacies during the coronavirus period.  

    • Record membership growth at PDA

      Thu 2nd July 2020 PDA Union

      The PDA held their 12th Annual General Meeting as a Trade Union on 25 June 2020. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was the first general meeting of the union to be held virtually. The review of the year included another record increase in the number of members. 

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    • Risk assessments are crucial to reducing COVID-19 in the workplace

      Wed 8th July 2020 The PDA

      PDA urge employers and pharmacists to ensure that risks assessments are carried out in every workplace, for every pharmacist in every pharmacy setting. This comes after the PDA launched a Risk Assessment Toolkit to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in community pharmacies.  

    • PDA Pandemic Series Update – 4 July 2020

      Sat 4th July 2020 The PDA

      With each edition we will aim to bring to your attention important issues; either those that we are working on or general background information that will help you with your practice. 

    • COVID-19 risk management tool for pharmacists and for pharmacies

      Tue 30th June 2020 The PDA

      COVID risk assessments are needed more than ever for all staff, and with an added focus on those at higher risk, such as BAME pharmacists. The PDA want to help protect all pharmacists, their teams and the members of the public that enter the pharmacy from the virus and support the pharmacy from the risk of enforced closure. The PDA's COVID-19 risk assessment tool remains available for FREE download. 

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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