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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    • Insight magazine – EDI edition

      Wed 20th October 2021 The PDA

      Over the last few months, the PDA has distributed hard copies of the latest issue of INSIGHT magazine to those that attended The Clinical Pharmacy Congress and the Pharmacy Show 2021. This Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) edition focuses on the work of the PDA EDI Networks.  

    • Staff shortages are causing health and safety concerns in the workplace

      Wed 20th October 2021 The PDA

      The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) recently called for employers to ensure that the protection of workers is not compromised by staff shortages.  

    • PDA is calling on all pharmacists to voice their concerns on safety in the workplace

      Tue 19th October 2021 The PDA

      The 2021 Safer Pharmacies Survey is due to go live later this week (22 October). This is an annual survey that gives pharmacists the opportunity to voice their concerns on safety in the workplace. Less than safe working conditions risk harm to patients as well as damaging consequences for pharmacists.  

    • Welsh Pharmacy Award winners 2021 revealed

      Tue 19th October 2021 The PDA

      Last Wednesday (13 October 2021), pharmacists were once again able to come together in person and be publicly recognised for their excellence at the Welsh Pharmacy Awards which took place at The Vale Resort in Glamorgan. The awards were held virtually last year in response to Covid-19 restrictions.  

    • PDA Union is delivering pay increases for pharmacists transferred to NHS trust organisations

      Fri 15th October 2021 The PDA

      The PDA Union has concluded further pay negotiations, securing pay increases for members at hospital outpatient pharmacies that previously had their employment transferred from Boots.  

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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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