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

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.

Wed 28th February 2024 The PDA

The PDA is continuing to encourage members to respond to the consultation due to the important nature of these proposals which will shape the future of pharmacy practice for many years to come.

The PDA recently shared its position on the proposals put forward in the current consultation on supervision and this can be found here.

The PDA has been highly active in the area of supervision and, in advance of this consultation, was invited to be part of a sector practice group which was formed to try and find a way forward.

The Supervision Practice Group report was published in August 2023 and it forms the policy platform that the PDA is now using to respond to the DHSC consultation. This is one of the most important government consultations for pharmacists in decades and, because it is proposing to change the legal framework, it will determine the responsibilities of pharmacists and their accountabilities far into the future.

The position statements are based on a foundation of long-standing PDA policies which were developed over many years through member surveys, focus groups, defence cases (including the case of Elizabeth Lee), and numerous conferences and events.

The PDA will be submitting a detailed organisational response which will be published in due course.

The proposals put forward in the consultation will shape the future of pharmacy practice for many years to come. The PDA is appealing to as many members as possible to participate by responding, in their own words, to the online consultation response survey by close of play tomorrow, 29 February.


Members can contact the PDA about this consultation by emailing


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