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The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association)

The PDA is a not-for-profit organisation which supports the needs of individual employed and locum pharmacists and pharmacy students and, when necessary, defends their reputation. With more than 37,000 members we are the largest pharmacist membership organisation and the only independent trade union exclusively for pharmacists in the UK.

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    • PDA Regional Committee members meet to discuss the key issues in pharmacy

      Fri 1st March 2024 The PDA

      The PDA Regional Committee is made up of pharmacists from across the profession that are elected to represent the PDA wider membership. The committee meets to discuss current issues in pharmacy ahead of PDA National Executive Committee meetings. 

    • Look after yourself and your health – lessons from my battle with cancer

      Thu 29th February 2024 The PDA

      In our latest member voice article, PDA Regional Committee member, Haris Nemani encourages everyone to prioritise their health. Haris also shares his personal experience of being diagnosed with cancer and the valuable lessons he learned during his journey. 

    • Lloyds/Sainsbury’s enhanced redundancy claims update – February 2024

      Wed 28th February 2024 The PDA

      The PDA has issued a further update for those members that are former Sainsbury’s pharmacists taking legal proceedings against 'LloydsPharmacy' to secure an entitlement to enhanced redundancy payments. 

    • PDA urges members to not miss out on having their say on the DHSC consultation

      Wed 28th February 2024 The PDA

      PDA members have until close of play tomorrow, 29 February to have their say on the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) consultation on supervision.  

    • Insight Online – February 2024

      Tue 27th February 2024 The PDA

      This month, we remind you that there are only a few days before the deadline to respond to the important DHSC consultation on supervision and explain how you can have your say. We also ask members practising in England's community pharmacy to share any evidence of business behaviours that jeopardise the Pharmacy First Scheme. 

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    • Insight Online – February 2024

      Tue 27th February 2024 The PDA

      This month, we remind you that there are only a few days before the deadline to respond to the important DHSC consultation on supervision and explain how you can have your say. We also ask members practising in England's community pharmacy to share any evidence of business behaviours that jeopardise the Pharmacy First Scheme. 

    • Response to misinformation about PDA cover

      Tue 27th February 2024 The PDA

      Recently an individual posted a comment on social media in which they wrongly alleged that a pharmacist operating as a limited company would not be covered by the PDA if they make an error. 

    • It’s Time to Address Stress: Action plan

      Wed 21st February 2024 The PDA

      The PDA has launched a stress action plan to help members address workplace stressors. The plan is part of the PDA's ongoing 'It's Time' campaign and will identify actions that can be taken to reduce stress and improve their working lives.  

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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