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About us

We look after the interests of individual pharmacists. We defend you when you are faced with a conflict, and we proactively lobby the individual pharmacist’s agenda.

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to act upon and support the needs of individual pharmacists and, when necessary, defend their reputation. We are an organisation that is run for pharmacists for the benefit of pharmacists.

The primary aims of the PDA are to:

  • Support pharmacists in their legal, practice and employment needs
  • Represent the individual or collective concerns of pharmacists in the most appropriate manner
  • Proactively seek to influence the professional, practice and employment agenda to support members
  • Lead and support initiatives designed to improve the knowledge and skills of pharmacists in managing risk and safe practices, so improving patient care
  • Work with like-minded organisations to further improve the membership benefits to individual pharmacists
  • Work with insurance providers to arrange insurance cover to safeguard and defend the reputation of the individual pharmacist

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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