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  • Latest News

    • PDA Criticizes GPhC Revalidation Proposals

      Tue 18th July 2017 The PDA

      The PDA has said it believes the framework recently proposed by the GPhC does not constitute revalidation, for various reasons including an insufficiently rigorous process and the lack of formal appraisal by a senior pharmacist. We believe that the proposed framework should instead be referred to as CPD. 

    • Advice to Community Pharmacists aged 40+

      Fri 14th July 2017 The PDA

      We have recently noticed an unusual increase in the number of cases within community pharmacy involving longer serving pharmacists. 

    • Free PDA Membership for Student and Pre-registration Trainees

      Fri 14th July 2017 The PDA

      Did you know that pharmacy undergraduates and pre-registration trainees are entitled to a FREE membership of the PDA and PDA Union? 

  • 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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  • Latest Consultations

    • PDA Criticizes GPhC Revalidation Proposals

      Tue 18th July 2017 The PDA

      The PDA has said it believes the framework recently proposed by the GPhC does not constitute revalidation, for various reasons including an insufficiently rigorous process and the lack of formal appraisal by a senior pharmacist. We believe that the proposed framework should instead be referred to as CPD. 

    • GPhC revising threshold criteria for fitness to practise referral

      Wed 22nd March 2017 The PDA

      When a complaint is made to the GPhC about a registrant, it uses “threshold criteria” to decide whether to refer the matter to the investigating committee, who in turn decide whether to refer to the fitness to practise committee. The GPhC consulted on proposed new criteria to replace the existing. 

    • GPhC Proposes Changes to Pharmacy Technician Training

      Tue 21st March 2017 The PDA

      The GPhC has proposed changes to the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians. 

  • Latest Publications

    • Violence in Pharmacies

      Thu 4th May 2017 The PDA

      The PDA have reissued their policy and associated resource pack on as part of their ongoing efforts to stop violence in pharmacies. 

    • Problem Clauses in Employment Contracts

      Fri 21st October 2016 The PDA

      This booklet gives examples of employment contract clauses that pharmacists and pre-registration graduates should avoid to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in the event of a dispute with their employer. 

    • PDA Locum Booklet – Rights & Responsibilities

      Tue 18th October 2016 PDA Union

      In 2009, the PDA received nearly 3,000 queries, of which over a fifth involved locum contract disputes. As such, we responded to our members' wishes by producing this guide to clarify your rights and to set realistic expectations in remedying any dispute or professional dilemma. The locum guide was revised in October 2016. 

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