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Employment Publications

Over half of the incidents PDA deal with are employment related. This series of publications supports employed and self-employed members in avoiding, and dealing with, disputes with their employer.

  • The workforce impact of pharmacists working in Primary Care – what does the data tell us?

    Wed 15th December 2021 The PDA

    The PDA shares data regarding the workforce impact of additional pharmacist roles in primary care and bust the myth that it has created a shortage. 

  • Stop “Fire and rehire”

    Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA support a private member’s bill which has its first reading in Parliament today and hopes to outlaw the practice of “Fire and rehire” which is increasingly being used by employers to cut employee benefits. 

  • 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 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. 

  • Boots FAQ (Members Only)

    Fri 4th May 2012 Union Members Only The PDA

    We've answered a number of Frequently Asked Questions from Boots pharmacists about the group action in respect of changes to Sunday premium payments. 

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