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

    • PDAU donates £1,750 to Birmingham Mind

      Wed 9th October 2019 The PDA

      The PDAU promised to give £1 to charity for each vote cast in the recognition ballot at Boots this year, and as a result, a total donation of £3,500 has been split between two charities. The other half of the total amount raised has been donated to the National Autistic Society. 

    • Diane Leicester-Hallam is leaving PDA

      Tue 8th October 2019 The PDA

      The PDA wish Diane Leicester-Hallam well in her new role as Executive Director of an education charity 

    • PDA members support Pharmacist Support with donation of almost £25,000

      Sun 6th October 2019 The PDA

      PDA members have raised almost £3,500 over the last nine months by topping up their membership fees with donations to Pharmacist Support. Once added to nine months of the PDA's donation of £1 for every member each year, a total of £24,896.68 was presented to the charity at the 2019 Pharmacy Show.  

    • National Association of Women Pharmacists to continue as part of the PDA

      Tue 1st October 2019 The PDA

      The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) has secured a future as a network within the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA).  

    • INSIGHT ONLINE – September 2019

      Wed 25th September 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 affect you at work. 

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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.

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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