Workplace Pressure

The PDA is campaigning against inappropriate workplace pressure in pharmacy.

  • View from a community pharmacist

    Thu 1st November 2018 The PDA

    One recent letter summed up so much of what we hear from members across community pharmacy, that we decided to publish it. We have kept the individual’s name and their employer anonymous because we know that what they describe here is experienced by pharmacists working for many different employers across community pharmacy. 

  • PDA launch “Safer Pharmacies Charter”

    Wed 6th December 2017 The PDA

    The PDA has produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients. It appeals for improved staffing arrangements and working conditions for pharmacists which will enhance patient safety considerations in UK pharmacy practice. This charter defines basic standards to ensure safe practice wherever pharmacists work.  

  • Academic MUR Research Bolsters PDA View

    Mon 10th October 2016 The PDA

    The PDA has long since been telling anyone who would listen about the abuse of pharmacists by managers hell-bent on achieving MUR targets. Now a recently published piece of research started six years ago has scientifically bolstered its view. 

  • MUR Update

    Sat 17th July 2010 The PDA

    The revenue generated by MURs has become a very important and substantial source of revenue for some large organisations especially with Category M income falling.  

  • Workplace Pressures Campaign – Is the RPSGB the solution or part of the problem?

    Sat 17th July 2010 The PDA

    The PDA recalls numerous meetings going back over several years with senior RPSGB officials, prior to spring 2009, where it tried to push the Society into acting on workplace pressures faced by pharmacists. 

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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