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  • Latest News

    • Derecognition of the BPA – PDAU meet with BPA

      Tue 12th December 2017 PDA Union

      On Friday 8th December 2017, PDAU representatives of the Boots pharmacists who have applied to derecognise the Boots Pharmacists Association met with executives of the organisation.  

    • Adverse Weather

      Mon 11th December 2017 Website Editor

      The team at our Birmingham head office will be doing their best to maintain service to members during this period of wintery weather. However we also want to make sure they can get to and from the office safely so today we’ll be reducing our helpline service to 10:00am – 6:00pm Outside of these hours, […] 

    • PRESS RELEASE: PDA launches “Safer Pharmacies Charter”

      Wed 6th December 2017 The PDA

      The PDA has produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients. It appeals for improved staffing arrangements and working conditions for pharmacists which will enhance patient safety considerations in UK pharmacy practice. This charter defines basic standards to ensure safe practice wherever pharmacists work.  

  • Indemnity For Working In GP Surgeries

    With membership premiums starting at £212 for lower risk activities, the average cost being £440 and 93% of pharmacists working in GP surgeries paying less than £900, membership of the PDA offers the most cost effective form of professional indemnity for GP surgery based pharmacists.

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  • Latest Consultations

    • Concerns over proposed PSNI premises standards – which include provision for MUR targeting

      Tue 28th November 2017 The PDA

      The PDA has responded to the PSNI's consultation on draft new premises standards for registered pharmacies, saying that they appear to be a significant retrograde step and expressing concerns that the PSNI may be following in the GPhC's footsteps in its approach to pharmacy premises regulation. The standards provide for MUR targeting by employers, calling the number of MURs a "patient outcome" - which was challenged by the PDA. 

    • Deregulation of support staff training and unenforceable guidance – risks to patients

      Thu 19th October 2017 The PDA

      The GPhC consulted from 20 July to 11 October 2017 on proposed guidance for pharmacy owners on creating suitable working environments which enable pharmacy staff to operate safely and effectively. The PDA responded to the consultation, expressing its concerns. 

    • PDA Criticizes GPhC Revalidation Proposals

      Tue 18th July 2017 The PDA

      The PDA has said it believes the framework recently proposed by the GPhC does not constitute revalidation, for various reasons including an insufficiently rigorous process and the lack of formal appraisal by a senior pharmacist. We believe that the proposed framework should instead be referred to as CPD. 

  • Latest Publications

    • PRESS RELEASE: PDA launches “Safer Pharmacies Charter”

      Wed 6th December 2017 The PDA

      The PDA has produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients. It appeals for improved staffing arrangements and working conditions for pharmacists which will enhance patient safety considerations in UK pharmacy practice. This charter defines basic standards to ensure safe practice wherever pharmacists work.  

    • Safer Pharmacies Charter

      Wed 6th December 2017 The PDA

      PDA members have produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practice.  This charter defines basic standards to ensure safe practice wherever pharmacists work. 

    • Boots Pharmacists News

      Mon 31st July 2017 PDA Union

      Top Story: Pharmacists stand up to Boots in historic attempt to get an independent voice at work 

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