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We will keep you informed of any general developments by posting any news that is relevant to the individual pharmacist agenda on this section of the site.

  • 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? 

  • Press Release: Pharmacists join Unions 21

    Thu 6th July 2017 PDA Union

    The Pharmacists Defence Association Union (PDAU) is the latest trade union to formally join Unions 21, an organisation that provides an 'open space' for discussion on the future of the union movement and bring together trade unions and others that want to see an effective, modern and relevant trade union movement in the 21st century. 

  • PDAU guidance for members at Community Pharmacies (UK) Ltd

    Mon 3rd July 2017 PDA Union

    PDAU has noted the announcement today that Day Lewis has acquired a further 18 Pharmacies via the acquisition of Community Pharmacies (UK) Ltd.  

  • Press Release: PDA Appoints Claire Ward as its Director of Public Affairs

    Thu 29th June 2017 The PDA

    Claire will lead the development of relationships across Westminster and the devolved nations on behalf of the PDA as part of an increased commitment to taking the issues facing the 26,000 PDA members to the door of policy makers. 

  • International Workers Memorial Day

    Thu 20th April 2017 The PDA

    Workers' Memorial Day is held annually and is a global call to workers in every profession and industry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.  

  • Pharmacy Ownership Changes

    Tue 18th April 2017 The PDA

    If you are working in a Pharmacy which is subject to a change of ownership please do let us know of any issues or concerns. 

  • The Judicial Review of the GPhC’s new standards

    Tue 11th April 2017 The PDA

    An analysis of the High Court's ruling on the PDA's challenge of the GPhC's new Standards. 

  • Press Release: Update on on the PDA’s legal challenge to the GPhC’s new Standards

    Tue 11th April 2017 The PDA

    The Pharmacists’ Defence Association's (PDA) challenge to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) new Standards was heard on 23rd March 2017 in front of the Honourable Mr Justice Singh. 

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