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What Happens to the BPA if it is Derecognised?

If the BPA is derecognised, we would still want to work with BPA officials and existing BPA members to ensure the interests of Boots pharmacists were represented in the best way possible.

The PDA Union has initiated discussions of a merger with the BPA several times over the years, but the BPA has always chosen instead to maintain its close links with company management, through a consultative relationship which we believe is ineffective. We would remain open to a merger with the BPA to form a stronger, united organisation to represent Boots pharmacists.

This could include, for example, the BPA forming a division of the PDA Union to represent Boots pharmacists. Alternatively, if the BPA did not wish to do this, it could maintain its existing consultative relationship with the company, but without the formal agreement in place with Boots (this is how the BPA operated prior to establishing the agreement in 2012).

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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