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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 35,000 members we are the largest pharmacist membership organisation and the only independent trade union exclusively for pharmacists in the UK.

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      Sat 28th January 2023 The PDA

      The STUC, TUC and MPs have warned hundreds of NHS buildings across Scotland still contain asbestos, including hospitals.    

    • Student Newsletter – January 2023

      Fri 27th January 2023 The PDA

      In this edition, read about upcoming PDA activities and events and the PDA’s presence at the GFTU’s Young Members Development Weekend. Also, read about the winner of the Welsh Pharmacy Student Leadership Award and their pharmacy journey. 

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      Thu 26th January 2023 PDA Union

      ASDA have announced changes to their stores which includes the closure of seven pharmacies, placing some pharmacists at risk of redundancy  

    • PDA Union has agreed how to proceed towards NHS Strike Action

      Wed 25th January 2023 PDA Union

      The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the PDA Union has reached a historic decision for the union to call its first ever ballot for strike action. 

    • PDA responds to PSNI consultation on staffing levels

      Wed 25th January 2023 The PDA

      The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) recently consulted on its draft guidance for pharmacy staffing levels which sets out to explain what pharmacy owners and superintendents must do to ensure that each pharmacy has enough skilled and qualified staff. This includes having an appropriate skill mix, to provide safe and effective pharmacy services which comply with the standards. 

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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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