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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    • NAWP produces breast cancer awareness factsheet

      Sat 23rd October 2021 The PDA

      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month where people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. This month, NAWP has produced an information factsheet to help raise awareness of breast cancer and highlight the signs and symptoms of breast cancer in women, men and transgender women. 

    • MEDIA RELEASE: PDA Union members overwhelmingly reject Boots pay offer with 83% calling on the Union to refer the dispute to ACAS

      Fri 22nd October 2021 The PDA

      Pay talks covering 6,000 pharmacists employed by Boots, ongoing since the summer, reach a crucial point as PDA Union members reject the company offer of a sub-inflationary 2% increase to pay (plus 0.38% lump sum). 

    • PDA invites all pharmacists to take part in the 2021 Safer Pharmacies Survey

      Fri 22nd October 2021 The PDA

      The PDA has today launched their sixth annual patient safety survey, which invites pharmacists to share their experience of safety in the workplace. This survey is open to employed and locum pharmacists wherever they work.  

    • DHSC consultation on extending free PPE to the health and care sector after 31 March 2022

      Thu 21st October 2021 The PDA

      The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is consulting on whether it should extend the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health and care sector after 31 March 2022. The PDA will be responding to the consultation and are also on the DHSC’s PPE engagement panel.  

    • Insight magazine – EDI edition

      Wed 20th October 2021 The PDA

      Over the last few months, the PDA has distributed hard copies of the latest issue of INSIGHT magazine to those that attended The Clinical Pharmacy Congress and the Pharmacy Show 2021. This Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) edition focuses on the work of the PDA EDI Networks.  

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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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