The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association)

The PDA is a not-for-profit organisation which supports the needs of individual pharmacists and pharmacy students and, when necessary, defends their reputation. We are the largest pharmacist membership organisation and the only trade union exclusively for pharmacists in the UK.

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    • 16 days of Action Against Domestic Violence

      Thu 25th November 2021 The PDA

      Today marks the start of the '16 days of Action Against Domestic Violence' campaign which supports employers to take action against domestic abuse and violence. All employers have a legal obligation to assess risk and take action against domestic violence for the health, safety and wellbeing of employees. 

    • Ability Newsletter – November 2021

      Wed 24th November 2021 The PDA

      Welcome to this month's PDA Ability Network update. This edition includes information on discrimination and the Equality Act 2010, the challenges of overprescribing for patients with learning disabilities, and a look at the Disability Summit 2021.  

    • Insight Online – November 2021

      Tue 23rd November 2021 The PDA

      In this issue, we share the announcement that Covid-19 vaccinations will become mandatory for NHS workers and news that the government has agreed an international treaty that confirms that everyone has the right to be free from violence and harassment at work. Also, we share advice and FAQs for members working in general practice or primary care. 

    • PDA IN THE NEWS: Boots pay talks

      Mon 22nd November 2021 The PDA

      PDA Director, Paul Day, was interviewed by Dhashini David on BBC Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme ‘Today’ on 22 November regarding the pay dispute between the PDA and Boots.  

    • Enter the PDA Christmas Social Media Competition 2021

      Mon 22nd November 2021 The PDA

      The PDA is offering pharmacy students, trainees and working pharmacists in the UK the chance to win a luxury Christmas hamper worth £250!* 

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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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