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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  • Latest News

    • PDA welcomes GPhC action plan to improve Fitness to Practise processes

      Fri 21st February 2020 The PDA

      The PDA welcomes the action plan published by the GPhC to improve their handling of its fitness to practise processes after an audit conducted by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) identified that 4 out of 10 fitness to practise standards were not met. 

    • Latest statement from the Joint Consultative Committee at Boots

      Thu 20th February 2020 PDA Union

      The PDA Union and Boots have published the latest statement from their Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) 

    • Advice to pharmacy students as Lecturers take strike action

      Thu 20th February 2020 The PDA

      The PDA has issued advice to pharmacy students who may face pickets lines and find that their lecturers and other course staff are not at work due to industrial action by members of the University & College Union. The university staff are in dispute with university employers over pensions, pay, equality, casualisation of contracts and workloads.  

    • PDA invite pharmacy owners to join the Safer Pharmacies Campaign

      Wed 19th February 2020 The PDA

      The PDA is inviting pharmacy owners across the UK to join them in their campaign for safer pharmacies. The campaign was designed to focus on the important work of community pharmacists in keeping patients safe.  

    • PDA announce Regional Committee By-Election Results

      Mon 10th February 2020 PDA Union

      Your Regional Committee is made up of elected members, pharmacists like you, from different sectors of the profession who collectively and individually have responsibility for recruiting, engaging and representing members in their region. 

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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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