Locums

Challenging poor treatment and strategic work in the interests of locum pharmacists.

  • PDA Locum Booklet – Rights & Responsibilities

    Tue 18th October 2016 PDA Union

    In 2009, the PDA received nearly 3,000 queries, of which over a fifth involved locum contract disputes. As such, we responded to our members' wishes by producing this guide to clarify your rights and to set realistic expectations in remedying any dispute or professional dilemma. The locum guide was revised in October 2016. 

  • Contract for Locum Services

    Tue 18th October 2016 The PDA

    This publication is a draft agreement that provides a locum with a balanced proposed contract to enter into negotiations with an employer. 

  • Launch of the Campaign to support locums

    Thu 10th September 2015 The PDA

    Locums are increasingly receiving poor treatment at the hands of some employers; it's about time that something was done about it! 

  • Day Lewis Locum Contract Update

    Tue 11th June 2013 PDA Union

    Day Lewis responds to concerns raised by the PDA Union about its new locum contract 

  • PDAU seeks clarity from Day Lewis on new locum contract

    Fri 31st May 2013 The PDA

    PDA Union members are expressing their concerns regarding the new Day Lewis locum contract and the reported 'bidding' process that accompanies it. PDA has contacted Day Lewis seeking comment and information on certain elements. 

  • The PDA Union calls for regulatory action against rogue pharmacy employers

    Thu 28th March 2013 The PDA

    Some pharmacies are securing the services of locums even in the knowledge that they are unlikely to be able to pay them because of their cash flow difficulties. 

  • Locum advice: getting paid by pharmacies that have cash flow difficulties (Members Only)

    Thu 28th March 2013 Members Only The PDA

    In the past the PDA has been able to secure debts owed to its Locum members with great success. There is a trend emerging in some pharmacies to offer work in the knowledge that there is the unlikely prospect of paying their fees. 

  • PDA Union critiques Lloyds new locum contract

    Thu 31st January 2013 The PDA

    We have received enquires from members who provide Locum Pharmacist services with regard to the new Lloyds agreement for the provision of Locum Services. 

  • PDA Union critiques Boots new locum contract

    Fri 14th December 2012 The PDA

    We have received enquiries from members who are self-employed locum pharmacists regarding the new contract Boots are requiring them to agree to. The PDA Union has critiqued the contract and provides advice. 

  • Beware of Pillbox Chemists Ltd Locum contract

    Tue 17th July 2012 The PDA

    The PDA reports on the latest locum contract which applies financial penalties for failure to achieve two MURs per day and strongly recommends that pharmacists do not agree to the relevant clause 

  • New Rights for Agency Workers

    Fri 30th September 2011 The PDA

    As of 1st October 2011 the Agency Workers Regulations come into effect giving agency workers the entitlement to the same basic employment and working conditions as if they had been recruited directly like employees 

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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