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 – May 2019

      Mon 20th May 2019 The PDA

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

    • PDA invite you to complete our Pharmacists Working in General Practice Survey

      Fri 17th May 2019 The PDA

      It’s almost two years since the PDA did its UK-wide survey of pharmacists working in general practice. Since then there have been many and various developments across the four nations of the UK - including the commitment in Scotland to pharmaceutical care through the Achieving Excellence Strategy, and most recently the announcement of the new GP contract for England. 

    • PDA respond to BEIS consultation on confidentiality clauses

      Fri 17th May 2019 The PDA

      The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has consulted on confidentiality clauses, particularly in relation to settlement agreements. The government said: 

    • PDA encourage you to share your views on guidance for pharmacist prescribers

      Thu 16th May 2019 The PDA

      The GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council) is consulting from 29 March 2019 to 21 June 2019 on guidance for pharmacist prescribers. In order to support the needs of individual pharmacists, the PDA regularly respond to consultations on matters related to the sector and will be responding to this consultation.  

    • Well Data Breach Potential Claims Update

      Fri 10th May 2019 The PDA

      On 12 March we wrote to all our members to let them know about a data breach at Well Pharmacy and the options open to them. Over 1,000 people have contacted us with a view to being part of a group claim for compensation. We are currently collating information from those affected with a view to presenting this information to Well to initiate our discussions with them. 

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    Upcoming events

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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 – May 2019

      Mon 20th May 2019 The PDA

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

    • Insight Online – April 2019

      Thu 18th April 2019 The PDA

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

    • Insight Online – March 2019

      Wed 20th March 2019 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online - the regular mailing that keeps you updated on PDA news and events, as well as issues that 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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