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 comment on announcements of pay increases for public servants

      Wed 22nd July 2020 The PDA

      Pharmacists working in the NHS will understandably question why they were not included in the government's announcement this week. The PDA advises caution when reading the reports of the increases as some key facts have been left out of the Treasury press release. 

    • PDA comment on Wright review of PSNC

      Mon 6th July 2020 The PDA

      The PDA have welcomed the publication of the review by Professor David Wright of the PSNC as we have long recognised the need for these structures to be updated. PDA believe that the review and subsequent debate presents a significant opportunity for better representation of community pharmacy in England.  

    • PDA calls for regulation of the business behaviours of pharmacy owners who damage the reputation of the profession.

      Thu 2nd July 2020 The PDA

      The PDA respond after the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) issued a joint letter with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the alleged actions of some pharmacies during the coronavirus period.  

  • Read More Latest Resources

    • PDA Pandemic Series Update – 4 August 2020

      Tue 4th August 2020 The PDA

      With each edition, we will aim to bring to your attention important issues either those that we are working on or general background information that helps you with your practice. 

    • Student e-newsletter – July 2020

      Thu 23rd July 2020 The PDA

      In this issue, we hear what it is like to be a student during a pandemic, we share some resources which may help you to look after your wellbeing, plus find out how you can become a PDA Student Rep.  

    • Insight Online – July 2020

      Tue 21st July 2020 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. 

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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