Support Available

Find out what support is available for pharmacists within the NAWP network...

NAWP is keen to help pharmacists and as a network we use our connections to provide support to our members.

For example, we know that balancing childcare or other caring responsibilities  is a practical challenge faced disproportionately by women.  This may lead to breaks in a pharmacists’ professional career.

If you have a particular difficulty affecting your return to work (e.g. current or recent caring duties for a relative; health or disability issues; low income), you might want to contact Pharmacist Support in Great Britain or PASS in Northern ireland.  These charities help pharmacists, former pharmacists and their families. They can offer a large range of advice and support, including help finding out how you might be financially affected by returning, if you have been receiving any state financial support. 

If you are having difficulty with an existing employer, or believe that a new employer is discriminating against you because you are a parent then the PDA Union, as the UK’s only independent trade union exclusively for pharmacists may be able to assist you if you are a member.

Alternatively you may find that, whether you are a male or female pharmacist, you need to reconnect with the profession.  NAWP has a history of providing practical support in such circumstances and may be able to help you by providing an introduction to work opportunities with sympathetic employers in the UK via the NAWP network.

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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