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.

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  • Latest News

    • PDA Union support Health Campaigns Together

      Thu 13th December 2018 PDA Union

      PDA Union members care about patients, the National Health Service and healthcare in the UK overall and that’s why the PDA Union are working with Health Campaigns Together (HCT).  

    • PDA calls on DHSC to confirm plans for BREXIT

      Thu 13th December 2018 The PDA

      The PDA has continuously said that any changes to regulations, procedures or practice need to be properly considered, developed, agreed and communicated in advance of implementation. As the countdown to BREXIT approaches 100 days, the PDA is calling on the government to be absolutely transparent with their plans for pharmacy and clarify exactly what they intend to do. 

    • PDA sponsor RPS Wales Medicines Safety Conference

      Mon 10th December 2018 The PDA

      The PDA were delighted to be a sponsor at the 8th annual RPS Wales Medicines Safety conference, which saw expert speakers from different sectors of practice come together on a subject which unites the profession perhaps more than any other - patient safety. 

    • Pre-registration pharmacists – join PDA as a Christmas gift to yourself

      Fri 7th December 2018 The PDA

      Pre-registration pharmacists can gift themselves the benefits of PDA membership for FREE this Christmas and become part of the only independent UK trade union that is exclusively for pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists 

    • Can the APTUK claim to be a representative body for pharmacy technicians?

      Thu 6th December 2018 The PDA

      The Health and Care Professions Council requires any occupational group that wishes to be recognised as a healthcare profession to demonstrate that membership of its prospective professional body accounts for at least 25% of the occupation’s practitioners.  

  • Upcoming events

    We are involved in a number of key events throughout the year.

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    The PDA is keen to support our members to engage with the new revalidation requirements successfully...

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    The PDA provide comprehensive cover for all the work of a pharmacist in a GP practice.

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  • PDA Union Recognition at Boots

    Boots pharmacists and pre-registration graduates will soon have 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.
  • Latest Consultations

  • Latest Publications

    • Insight Online – November 2018

      Thu 29th November 2018 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This regular mailing keeps you updated on PDA news and events, as well as issues that affected you at work. 

    • Sign up to the PDA newsletter

      Wed 21st November 2018 The PDA

      Our regular newsletter Insight Online will keep you updated on PDA news and events, as well as issues that affected you at work 

    • Insight Online – October 2018

      Mon 22nd October 2018 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This regular mailing will keep 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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