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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    • PDA responds to CQC consultation on changes for more flexible and responsive regulation

      Fri 14th May 2021 The PDA

      The PDA has responded to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) proposals on changes to its rating systems and how it will, in future, undertake consultations. The strategy is titled 'Consultation on changes for more flexible and responsive regulation.' 

    • PDA call on employers to reduce workplace conflict

      Thu 13th May 2021 The PDA

      The PDA is calling on all pharmacy employers to read the latest report from Acas, the non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) regarding the cost of workplace conflict on businesses.  

    • Mental Health Awareness Week (10 May – 16 May)

      Tue 11th May 2021 The PDA

      To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the PDA is taking this opportunity to call on employers to raise awareness, engage and understand mental health so that positive changes can be achieved in the workplace. The PDA also wants to take this opportunity to signpost members to some of the places that offer help and support.  

    • NAWP Newsletter – May 2021

      Tue 11th May 2021 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of the NAWP newsletter - the quarterly mailing that keeps you up-to-date on news, events and issues that relate to women in pharmacy. 

    • PDAU comment on industrial action in Prison Education

      Tue 11th May 2021 PDA Union

      The PDA Union are sending a message of support to UCU members working in prison education who are currently involved in industrial action. The PDA Union is also advising members working in prisons how to care for patients while respecting the strike action. 

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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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