PDA produce digital ID card to help members confirm their status – COVID update 11

PDA has produced a personalised digital ID card to help our members confirm their status during the COVID-19 crisis

Sat 28th March 2020 The PDA

The PDA know that pharmacists are key workers and that they are making a critical contribution in the battle against COVID-19. However, while that is recognised by some, there are unfortunately still reports of some schools and childcare, supermarkets and even some authorities not being clear about the key role pharmacists perform and challenging pharmacists’ status.  

Pharmacists should be assured that the PDA is raising this issue with the relevant authorities and already had some success in encouraging communications supporting the profession in some parts of the UK. The PDA will continue to take that action and in the meantime, has produced an online identification card which PDA members can use as appropriate to explain their status.

How Pharmacists can access their personalised ID card:

  1. Sign into your PDA membership  via  this website
  2. Go to http://www.the-pda.org/id

The link will open a personalised card confirming your role. The card includes the name of your regulator and your registration number. You may want to save the card on your phone or mobile device so you have it to hand if you need to produce it. You may also want to print it to keep with you in hard copy,

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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