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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 35,000 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 encourages pharmacists to take part in the 2022 Safer Pharmacies Survey

      Tue 29th November 2022 The PDA

      The PDA has again launched their annual Safer Pharmacies Survey for the seventh year running and is encouraging pharmacists to take part. The survey is based on the seven commitments outlined in the PDA’s Safer Pharmacies Charter.  

    • Intersection – our Equality Newsletter

      Sun 27th November 2022 The PDA

      Intersection is the PDA's newsletter bringing together news from all four PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks.  

    • Student Newsletter – November 2022

      Fri 25th November 2022 The PDA

      In this edition, read about Pharmacist Support’s new grants portal and ways you can de-stress during your MPharm. Also, one PDA student member shares their experience of repeat prescriptions while working in a community pharmacy. 

    • PDA marks White Ribbon Day

      Fri 25th November 2022 The PDA

      White Ribbon UK is a charity that works preventatively with men and boys to end violence against women and girls. 

    • Insight Online – November 2022

      Tue 22nd November 2022 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This month, read about how we can support you when your employer changes and our response to Commission on Professional Leadership. Also, learn about an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

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    • Insight Online – November 2022

      Tue 22nd November 2022 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This month, read about how we can support you when your employer changes and our response to Commission on Professional Leadership. Also, learn about an exclusive PDA Plus benefit for PDA members.  

    • Insight Online – October 2022

      Tue 25th October 2022 The PDA

      Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This month, read about the responses received to pharmacists’ questions on professional leadership commission and how an Equality Trust report has found that the gender pay gap won't close for 48 years. Also, learn about PDA Plus partners Lloyd & Whyte in our 'Spotlight On' segment. 

    • Insight Online – September 2022

      Tue 20th September 2022 The PDA

      This month, learn about our sessions at The Pharmacy Show 2022 and how the NHS pay increase may result in reduced take-home pay for some pharmacists. Also, read about the Bank Holiday that was declared in respect of the state funeral of HM The Queen and how employers should have given employees an additional paid day off.  

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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