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

    • INSIGHT ONLINE – August 2019

      Thu 22nd August 2019 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect you at work. 

    • PDA launches Brexit Medicines Survey

      Thu 22nd August 2019 The PDA

      The focus on Brexit and its potential impact upon the use of medicines by patients provides an opportunity for pharmacists to contemplate the current situation regarding medicines both from a supply and demand perspective. 

    • PDA is seeking a Primary Care Pharmacist

      Wed 21st August 2019 The PDA

      We are seeking a Primary Care Pharmacist to support the PDA Policy team in providing advice and guidance on general practice and primary care pharmacy to a variety of audiences including colleagues and external stakeholders. 

    • PDA respond to RPS consultation on a Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners

      Wed 21st August 2019 The PDA

      The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) consulted from 21 June 2019 to 2 August 2019 on a competency framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP). The framework covers the competencies required of a prescriber, in any profession, taking on the DPP role for trainees during the Period of Learning in Practice (PLP). 

    • Joint statement – Boots and PDAU Joint Negotiating Body

      Wed 14th August 2019 The PDA

      The PDA Union and Boots have signed a recognition agreement which will shape employee relations for pharmacists at the company. This is their joint statement. 

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    Upcoming events

    We are involved in a number of key events throughout the year...

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    Revalidation

    The PDA is keen to support our members to engage with the new revalidation requirements successfully...

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  • PDA Union Recognition at Boots

    Boots pharmacists and pre-registration graduates had the opportunity to vote for a better future, and an independent voice at work.
  • Safer Pharmacies Charter

    PDA members have produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practice.
  • The Role of Pharmacy Technicians

    The PDA have written an in-depth report that assesses the current role and capabilities of pharmacy technicians in the UK.
  • Latest Consultations

  • Latest Publications

    • INSIGHT ONLINE – August 2019

      Thu 22nd August 2019 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect you at work. 

    • Insight Online – July 2019

      Mon 22nd July 2019 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affect you at work. 

    • Insight Online – June 2019

      Thu 20th June 2019 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you up-to-date on PDA news and events, as well as issues that may affected you at work. 

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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