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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 calls for greater transparency on Leadership Advisory Board membership

      Fri 19th April 2024 The PDA

      The PDA urges the new Leadership Advisory Board to be open and transparent with pharmacists if it hopes to gain their confidence. 

    • Lloyds/Sainsbury’s enhanced redundancy claims update – April 2024

      Thu 18th April 2024 The PDA

      The PDA has issued an update for members who are former Sainsbury’s pharmacists taking legal proceedings against 'LloydsPharmacy' to secure an entitlement to enhanced redundancy payments. This update comes following the delayed preliminary hearing which was held on 2 April 2024. 

    • PDA Ability Network releases initial findings from the disability discrimination survey

      Wed 17th April 2024 The PDA

      In February 2024, the PDA Ability Network launched its disability discrimination survey to establish the extent of discrimination faced in the workplace by pharmacists who are disabled or live with a long-term health condition. Initial findings show that there is a lot of work to be done to make workplaces more inclusive.  

    • PDA continues to support the BPSA Annual Conference

      Tue 16th April 2024 The PDA

      The PDA was pleased to be involved in the Annual BPSA (British Pharmaceutical Students' Association) Conference for another year. This year the conference took place from 31 March to 7 April and was held at the University of East Anglia.  

    • 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. 

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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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