• PDA launch ‘Wider than Medicines: A pharmacy perspective on creating an integrated health system’

    Mon 21st May 2018 The PDA

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

  • Revalidation

    Fri 6th April 2018 The PDA

    The PDA is keen to support our members to engage with the new revalidation requirements successfully. We believe that a workforce actively engaged in continual professional development is a workforce which will not only gain greater job satisfaction but will improve patient care and safety for the benefit of all. 

  • Find out more about UKCPA – the Clinical Pharmacy Association

    Tue 6th March 2018 The PDA

    The PDA aims to provide advice on good practice and risk management as part of its’ work to promote and defend the interests of individual pharmacists. 

  • Safer Pharmacies Charter

    Wed 6th December 2017 The PDA

    PDA members have produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practice.  This charter defines basic standards to ensure safe practice wherever pharmacists work. 

  • Boots Pharmacists News

    Mon 31st July 2017 PDA Union

    Top Story: Pharmacists stand up to Boots in historic attempt to get an independent voice at work 

  • 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. 

  • Contract for Locum Services

    Tue 18th October 2016 The PDA

    This publication is a draft agreement that provides a locum with a balanced proposed contract to enter into negotiations with an employer. 

  • Boots Rest Break Policy for Pharmacists (Members Only)

    Fri 11th May 2012 Members Only The PDA

    The PDA has been contacted by a number of members concerning a Rest Break Policy which has been recently issued by Boots in conjunction with the Boots Pharmacists Association (BPA). A senior executive of the company has agreed to share a copy of the policy with the PDA. 

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