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  • Latest News

    • BBC Documentary “Boots: Pharmacists under Pressure?”

      Wed 10th January 2018 The PDA

      The BBC documentary was broadcast on Monday 8 January; it described serious concerns of some pharmacists working at the company. 

    • BBC Documentary

      Thu 4th January 2018 The PDA

      A 30 minute 'Inside Out' special investigation documentary programme entitled “Boots: Pharmacists under pressure?” is being shown on the BBC and we think it will be of significant interest to anyone concerned with pharmacy and especially those who work at Boots. 

    • PDA concerned about GPhC lack of action

      Mon 18th December 2017 The PDA

      Can you think of an industry where problems are ALWAYS the fault of individuals working at the front-line and NEVER the fault of the organisation or because of policy set by the employer? 

  • 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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  • 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.
  • PIA Motor and Home Insurance

    The Pharmacy Insurance Agency has specialised in providing PI policies to Pharmacists for 27 years, and worked in partnership with The PDA since 2003. Now, we’re extending our product range to include Motor and Home Insurance.
  • Boots Recognition

    Since 2011, the PDA Union has been fighting for formal recognition with Boots.
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    • 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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