Finishing First Birmingham: 30 – 31 March 2019

We know that the registration assessment is a crucial part of your pre-registration year. To help our members with their preparation for this important event, the PDA have again, partnered with the BPSA (British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association), to bring you 'Finishing First' - our second pre-reg event of this academic year. This popular, high-quality, two-day conference is delivered by specialist pharmacy training providers; ProPharmace and Alan Nathan.

Sat 30th - Sun 31st March 2019

Conference Organisers

This event is brought to you by the PDA, working in collaboration with the BPSA, and supported by ProPharmace and Alan Nathan, FRPharmS. Finishing First is the go to event to help you prepare for the registration assessment. More information about the contributing organisations can be found below.


The PDA (Pharmacists' Defence Association) is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to act upon and support the needs of individual pharmacists and, when necessary, defend their reputation.

The PDA offers FREE membership to pre-registration trainees, if you would like to become a PDA member click here.

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The British Pharmaceutical Students' Association (BPSA) was founded in 1942 and is the only national body that solely represents pharmacy students and pre-registration trainee pharmacists. As the official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the BPSA exists to represent, educate, and entertain their members.

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ProPharmace is a leading pharmacy training provider that delivers targeted training for the pharmacy workforce. Their innovative and robust learning solutions empower pharmacy professionals to deliver the highest standards of patient care - a common goal that lies at the heart of the profession.

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Alan Nathan

Alan Nathan FRPharmS has a background in both community pharmacy, as a locum, employee and proprietor, and in academia as Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice in the Department of Pharmacy, King's College London. Since retiring from that role, Alan has been a freelance writer, consultant and pharmacy pre-registration trainer. He has published several hundred articles in pharmacy and other health profession journals, his main areas of interest being symptom management, non-prescription medicines and pharmacy law, ethics and professionalism. He is also the author of two text books: Fast Track. Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy and Non-prescription Medicines,


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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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