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 respond to the GPhC’s consultation on its Publication and Disclosure Policy

      Tue 16th October 2018 The PDA

      The GPhC consulted from 5 July 2018 until 14 September 2018 on changes to its publication and disclosure policy in relation to individuals subject to fitness to practice proceedings. 

    • PDA represented at the Plaid Cymru Conference Dinner

      Mon 15th October 2018 The PDA

      PDA Executive Representative for Wales and West England, Richard Evans represented the PDA at the Plaid Cymru Conference Dinner on Friday 5th October in Cardigan, Wales.  

    • A BBC documentary places pharmacy safety standards into public debate

      Thu 11th October 2018 The PDA

      A BBC Inside Out documentary, including a lead feature on the death of a patient in community pharmacy and the company’s subsequent interactions with his family, was broadcast on BBC One on their HD channel and in some regions on their standard channel on Monday 8 October 2018. 

    • Recap of the Pharmacy Show 2018

      Wed 10th October 2018 The PDA

      The Pharmacy Show took place at the NEC in Birmingham on 7th & 8th October 2018. The team were delighted to see so many PDA members. We also introduced ourselves to many new faces over the course of the two day show. As well as assisting with membership queries, we promoted the Safer Pharmacies Charter and the Wider than Medicines strategy. 

    • Lessons on successful skill mix using technicians in the Dental Profession should be applied to pharmacy

      Wed 10th October 2018 The PDA

      The dental sector provides a good exemplar of how skill mix has been developed to support the work of the dentist, to widen the scope of the service and ultimately to improve the service to patients. Six types of dental technicians have been registered by the General Dental Council (GDC). 

  • 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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  • 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. The 300-page document, which has taken 3 years to compile, highlights proposals to develop the roles of community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and the skill mix required to meet patients' needs.
  • Wider than Medicines

    Wider than Medicines is the PDA's long-term strategy for the pharmacy sector. It was launched at The Clinical Pharmacy Congress in April 2018 and outlines the steps needed to create an intelligent system that focuses on joined-up patient care.
  • 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 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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