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 announce Regional Committee Election Results

      Fri 5th March 2021 The PDA

      Your Regional Committee is made up of elected members, pharmacists like you, from different sectors of the profession who collectively and individually have responsibility for recruiting, engaging and representing members in their region. 

    • Anger and disappointment as government suggest it may be 1% pay rise for NHS employees

      Fri 5th March 2021 Paul Day

      PDA Union has today reacted to press reports that the 2021 NHS Pay increase is to be limited to 1% and calls on the Independent Pay Review Body (IPRB) that advises Government on NHS Pay to show its independence and reflect the need to ensure NHS workers are treated with the same dignity and respect on pay that they have shown to their patients throughout the pandemic. 

    • The perfect storm – A PDA Regional Official’s perspective of violence in pharmacies

      Thu 4th March 2021 The PDA

      In our latest guest blog, PDA Regional Official for Northern Ireland, Una O'Farrell, shares her views on violence in pharmacy and what we need to do as a sector to affect change.  

    • Individual Coaching Support available via #LookingAfterYouToo

      Wed 3rd March 2021 The PDA

      In recognition that colleagues involved in the delivery of frontline NHS services, both clinical and non-clinical, are facing unprecedented challenges through Covid-19, NHS England and Improvement (NHS E & I) is offering those who work in primary care, including community pharmacy, individual coaching support. 

    • Urgent action needed by GPhC to retain credibility of online registration assessment

      Mon 1st March 2021 The PDA

      The latest issues with the first online registration assessment have left many of the population of exam candidates with little or no confidence in the arrangements and wondering what else may go wrong between now and receiving their results. 

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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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