COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: If, in addition to indemnity for your main employment, you would like cover for delivering COVID-19 Vaccinations please apply for our standalone extension Apply Today

Website maintenance The PDA website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance between 8:00 and 17:00 BST on Saturday 20th April 2024

Home  »   Events   »   Visit the PDA at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress

Visit the PDA at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress

The Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC) is the largest gathering for the clinical pharmacy profession in the UK. The PDA will be running two sessions at CPC this year; 'Stopping racism at the front line of pharmacy' and 'How to improve your T&Cs and protect your interests while working in GP practice.'

Fri 10th - Sat 11th May 2024

This is the 13th time CPC is taking place and this year it will be held on 10 and 11 May 2024, at ExCeL London.

The PDA will be delivering two sessions at CPC this year:

Stopping racism at the front line of pharmacy

Strategy & Policy Forum, Saturday 11 May,

PDA members see the impact of racism at the frontline. In this panel event, members of the PDA BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Network will discuss key trends in racism in pharmacy in relation to available data such as the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES). They will then speak about how and why employers need to challenge and address racism wherever it is present and commit to having anti-racist workplaces. Attendees will learn how resources such as the PDA Anti-Racist Pharmacy Toolkit are critical to ensure that racism can be driven out of their working environment.

Confirmed speakers

  • Elsy Gomez Campos, Immediate Past President of the PDA BAME Network
  • Hala Jawad, BAME Network member
  • Fasi Payman, BAME Network member
  • Sherifat Muhammad Kamal, BAME Network member

How to improve your T&Cs and protect your interests while working in GP practice

Integrated Care Theatre & Primary Care Theatre, Saturday 11 May, 14:45 – 15:15

The PDA is the only independent trade union exclusively for pharmacists in the UK and its 38,000 members include those practising across all areas of pharmacy. As more pharmacists are employed in GP Practice, the PDA’s activity has correspondingly increased in those environments.

The PDA is now organising members in GP Practice, and across primary care, to work together to understand and exercise their rights at work, ensure safe workplaces for themselves and their patients,  tackle inequality, and progress their careers while demanding fair work and reward.

This session will give an insight into how PDA members are acting together to promote the voice of pharmacists in the sector and session attendees will learn how they too can come together as part of the pharmacists’ union to improve their own working environment.

Confirmed speakers

  • Paul Day, PDA Director of Membership and Communities
  • Una O’Farrell, PDA National Officer

Other reasons to attend CPC in 2024

  • Key updates from the national pharmacy team at NHS England on the direction of travel for the pharmacy profession: At a time of great flux in the profession and the NHS more widely, delegates will receive national updates on key areas such as independent prescribing, Integrated Care Systems and pharmacy professional leadership.
  • Networking and sharing experiences with peers from across the country.
  • High quality, free, CPD through clinical update sessions delivered by specialist and expert speakers: With 10 theatres, practical skills training, the poster zone and other features all running concurrently, delegates can pick their own personal programme through the event, based on their current and upcoming challenges and priorities.
  • The opportunity to share best practice using the Showcase Theatre and Poster Zone.
  • Celebrating personal and industry achievements with the CPC Awards.

The full CPC programme can be found here.

PDA members – receive your complimentary event pass!

The standard entry cost for a delegate to access the CPD content at the congress is £599 + VAT. However, the PDA has been granted free bursary places which will allow members access to this opportunity completely free!

PDA members can use the link below to get free access – there are only a limited number of free bursary places. Additionally, upon registering, members can invite pharmacy colleagues to register to also benefit from this.



Not yet a PDA member?

If you have not yet joined the PDA, we encourage you to join today and ask your colleagues to do the same.

Membership is FREE to pharmacy students, trainee pharmacists and for the first three months of being newly qualified.


Read about our key member benefits here.



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.

Cookie Use

This website uses cookies to help us provide the best user experience. If you continue browsing you are giving your consent to our use of cookies.

General Guidance Resources Surveys PDA Campaigns Regulations Locums Indemnity Arrangements Pre-Regs & Students FAQs Coronavirus (COVID-19)