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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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    • LloydsPharmacy pay update

      Wed 25th May 2022 The PDA

      PDA Union National Negotiator and Lead for the LloydsPharmacy Negotiations, Paul Moloney has issued a pay update for members employed at the company.  

    • ACTNow wellbeing campaign supports trainees in lead the up to the GPhC assessment

      Wed 25th May 2022 The PDA

      The PDA is supporting the trainee pharmacist ACTNow campaign run by Pharmacist Support which launches today. The campaign this year focuses on helping trainees to feel mentally prepared in the run-up to their assessment. It also helps them to get ready for life as a fully qualified pharmacist.  

    • An award-winning pharmacy student’s commitment to better the profession

      Tue 24th May 2022 The PDA

      In order to highlight the exceptional work of those dedicated to the profession, we caught up with PDA member David Dinneen, who recently won the 2022 Northern Ireland Pharmacy Student Leadership Award. David talks about how he became interested in pharmacy and shares advice for first-year pharmacy students. 

    • NHS announces new guidelines for flexible working requests

      Mon 23rd May 2022 The PDA

      Those working in the NHS and employed under Agenda for Change terms and conditions now have stronger rights regarding requesting flexible working. This is the result of a joint statement issued by NHS Employers and the trade unions representing NHS staff.  

    • PDA responds to requirements for pharmacist Independent Prescribing courses

      Sat 21st May 2022 The PDA

      The PDA welcomes the qualitative considerations when determining eligibility for an Independent Prescribing (IP) course but reiterates the need for the quantitative measure in the interests of patient safety. 

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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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