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

Home  »   Latest News   »   PDA can support members when their employer changes

PDA can support members when their employer changes

The PDA have been made aware that a number of LloydsPharmacy stores are currently going through the divestiture process, and we know that such changes of ownership will be of significant concern to individuals who are employed at the pharmacies.

Fri 18th November 2022 The PDA

The LloydsPharmacy Reps Network would take this opportunity to remind members that a key benefit of PDA membership is having access to expert guidance from the PDA Service Centre and the support of trained Union Representatives. This is in addition to the employee representative that might have been nominated by your store.

In cases where an existing business is acquired and absorbed into another, employees will usually find that through no act or decision of their own, they will have a new employer. The company transfers will often also mean new people, processes and other changes impacting their working lives.

However, in circumstances like this, the employees’ contract of employment can also be transferred to the new employer under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, also known as “TUPE”. This means that the contract of employment of the individuals transfer to the new employer and effectively the individual should not see any major changes to their working arrangements because of the transfer.

If members are concerned about such changes, they should contact the PDA Service Centre in the first instance. Members can ask us for support before, during and/or after the transfer if needed. It is better to contact us as questions or concerns emerge, rather than allow the situation to develop before confirming and exercising your rights at work.

In advance of such situations, we would also encourage any pharmacists that are not yet PDA members to join us.

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)