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

    • Boots pharmacists invited to shape the PDAU’s pay claim

      Mon 17th June 2019 The PDA

      The PDAU are inviting all eligible employed Boots pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists to tell them about their priorities and issues at work, via an online survey.  The survey responses will help shape the PDAU’s pay claim for the pay year commencing November 2019. 

    • BPSA award Supporter of the Year 2019 to PDA Official

      Thu 6th June 2019 The PDA

      PDA have a long-standing relationship with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) as part of our work to support pharmacy students. As a result of that partnership, Trish Patel, the PDA’s Academic Liaison Officer, was proud to receive the ‘Supporter of the Year 2019’ award at the BPSA’s 77th Annual Conference, which took place at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham.  

    • PDA Union welcomed at GFTU conference

      Sun 2nd June 2019 The PDA

      PDA Union delegates were formally welcomed as new affiliates to the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) at their biennial general council meeting (BGCM) and are now formally an established member of the federation. 

    • Win an Apple iPad worth £319!

      Sat 1st June 2019 The PDA

      Look out for the competition link in our June Insight Online mailing where you can enter our FREE prize draw for your chance to win an Apple iPad worth £319*. 

    • Apprenticeship: PDA accepts anonymous invitation

      Thu 30th May 2019 The PDA

      An employer group supported by Health Education England are trying again to develop a pharmacist apprenticeship proposal. On this occasion the employer group is engaging at an earlier stage with key stakeholders, such as the PDA, but they continue to refuse to publish a list of their members meaning the process remains characterised by secrecy. 

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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.
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  • 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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