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EPhEU is the first European-wide organisation representing the interests of employed community pharmacists.

For national professional associations in European countries it has become absolutely necessary to look across their national borders: for organisations representing the interests of employed community pharmacists, the European fundamental principles for regulations on working time, for studying pharmacy and for continuing professional development of pharmacists are as important, as the regulations about the freedom of establishment, the recognition of the professional qualification and those about distance selling.

Founded in 2012 (1st General Assembly on 30th June 2012), EPhEU helps the cross-border cooperation of national organisations representing employed community pharmacists. The exchange of information and experiences is intensified at periodical international meetings, to give a better response to subjects like mobility, working time directive and on-call-time, formation and continuing professional qualification of pharmacists.

Since 2014, EPhEU is an observer member of FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation).

Read more about EPhEU here


  • Support for the Medicines to Ukraine campaign

    Fri 2nd June 2023 The PDA

    EPhEU welcome the support of Alliance Healthcare, Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) who have shown their support to the Europe-wide campaign by distributing posters this month. 

  • PDA attend the 9th annual congress of EPhEU

    Fri 16th October 2020 The PDA

    PDA provided the UK delegation to the annual congress of EPhEU – the Association of Employed Community Pharmacists in Europe in October 2020. Due to the pandemic the congress was held virtually for the first time.  

  • PDA Union attends the 8th General Assembly of EPhEU

    Mon 14th October 2019 The PDA

    Last month the PDA Union were represented at the 8th General Assembly of EPhEU (European Association of Employed Pharmacists in Europe). 

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