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 – 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. 

    • Inspiring the future generation of pharmacists

      Thu 20th June 2019 The PDA

      The 2019 Welsh Pharmacy Awards took place on Thursday 23rd May at the Vale Resort, Glamorgan. The annual event recognises the pharmacy sector’s emerging talent, as well as the service delivered by pharmacist’s year after year.  

    • PDA attend Clinical Pharmacy Congress

      Wed 19th June 2019 The PDA

      The PDA attended CPC earlier this month to talk to pharmacists about the issues that affect them at work. We exhibited on stand C15 and were excited to talk to existing and potential members about how we can further support them in their career.  

    • 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.  

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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 – 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. 

    • 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. 

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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