Student Numbers

The campaign to co-ordinate the number of pharmacy students, pre-reg places and pharmacist jobs.

  • The campaign to cap the numbers of Pharmacy students

    Tue 6th January 2015 The PDA

    The PDA provides advice for members on the actions they can take following a statement from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills that there is to be no cap on the number of pharmacy students. 

  • PDA proposes cutting student numbers

    Mon 18th November 2013 The PDA

    The PDA has made a number of proposals for tackling the looming crisis created by an over-supply of pharmacists. 

  • PDA presses for a reduction in student numbers

    Fri 15th November 2013 The PDA

    The government now recognises that Schools of Pharmacy are producing too many graduates. But what is to be done? The PDA has submitted it proposals. 

  • Too Many pharmacists? What’s being done?

    Mon 22nd July 2013 The PDA

    The issue of "Too Many Pharmacists" was the focus of several PDA member conferences in 2012 and led to the development of a seven point plan. 

  • Too Many pharmacists? What’s being done

    Thu 10th January 2013 The PDA

    This issue was the focus of several PDA member conferences in 2012 and led to the development of a seven point plan. 

  • Are we producing too many pharmacists?

    September 2012 The PDA

    In 1999, the pharmacy undergraduate population was 5,534; in 2009 it stands at 13,026 and the number of pharmacy schools is set to increase still further. The PDA's Conferences in England and Wales considered this subject and explored possible solutions 

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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