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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    • England is only country not to issue pandemic recognition payment to NHS workers

      Fri 23rd July 2021 PDA Union

      As pharmacists and other NHS employees on Agenda for Change contracts assess the UK government’s 3% pay rate increase, the PDA is highlighting that England is the only home nation which is yet to give NHS workers a payment in respect of their contribution during the pandemic. 

    • Self-isolation rules change for NHS and social care employees in England

      Fri 23rd July 2021 The PDA

      Essential frontline NHS and social care staff who have been told to self-isolate because they have been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 will be allowed to return to work in exceptional circumstances.  

    • Visit the PDA at the Pharmacy Show and CPC! 

      Thu 22nd July 2021 The PDA

      This year, the PDA will be running two panel sessions at both the Pharmacy Show and The Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC). The sessions will include guest speakers from two of the PDA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Networks.  

    • Government finally announces NHS pay award

      Wed 21st July 2021 The PDA

      The Independent Pay Review Body (IPRB) recommendation to increase Agenda for Change pay rates by 3% backdated to 1 April is accepted in full by the UK government. The increase applies to NHS employees in England and is likely to be replicated by the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland and Wales. 

    • Supporting colleagues taking part in Eid ul-Adha

      Tue 20th July 2021 The PDA

      Today marks the start of Eid ul-Adha ('Festival of Sacrifice') which is a public holiday in Muslim countries and one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. Here we find out more about Eid ul-Adha and how to support colleagues that are taking part. 

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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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