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Risk Management

Risk management is an important inbuilt philosophy of your defence association. Publications reflecting research, policies and recommended actions on professional, ethical and environmental issues are included in this section.

  • Critical Care training available online in January 2021

    Mon 21st December 2020 The PDA

    There is a growing demand for the rapid trining of critical care pharmacists, particularly those who are providing cover during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PDA are able to promote online training available from the not-for-profit UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA). 

  • COVID-19 risk management tool for pharmacists and for pharmacies

    Tue 30th June 2020 The PDA

    COVID risk assessments are needed more than ever for all staff, and with an added focus on those at higher risk, such as BAME pharmacists. The PDA want to help protect all pharmacists, their teams and the members of the public that enter the pharmacy from the virus and support the pharmacy from the risk of enforced closure. The PDA's COVID-19 risk assessment tool remains available for FREE download. 

  • Use the PDA toolkit to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in community pharmacy

    Thu 11th June 2020 The PDA

    Following guidance from the GPhC on 8 June, the PDA want to help pharmacists to reduce the risks of COVID -19 in the pharmacy and to consider what actions to take to reduce the risk of closure, if their whole pharmacy team may have to self-isolate. 

  • 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. 

  • PDA reissue Violence in Pharmacy policy and resource pack

    Thu 4th May 2017 The PDA

    The PDA has reissued their Violence in Pharmacy policy and associated resource pack as part of their ongoing efforts to stop violence in pharmacies. 

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