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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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    • Morrisons pharmacists may be impacted by hours reduction

      Fri 12th August 2022 PDA Union

      The PDA will be supporting their members employed at Morrisons to deal with any potential impact from a reported decision to reduce the operating hours in 'a number' of the CCA member's 117 pharmacies later this year. 

    • PDA publishes innovative proposals around opportunities for post-Covid-19 pharmaceutical care

      Fri 12th August 2022 The PDA

      A report by the PDA proposes a more integrated healthcare system that could enable pharmacists to provide effective and more efficient care to patients. This integrated system aligns with the PDA’s Wider Than Medicines initiative to better utilise the skills of pharmacists as experts in medicines and the provision of pharmaceutical care.  

    • Humza Yousaf must enable ‘special measures’ to protect patients from unnecessary pharmacy closures

      Wed 10th August 2022 The PDA

      The PDA says that the Scottish Health Secretary must now ensure the regulation of poor business behaviours and be prepared to take over rogue pharmacies, however large their corporate owner may be. If patients’ access to NHS services is to be protected from the consequences of avoidable full or part-day pharmacy closures. 

    • Attending London Pride 2022

      Wed 10th August 2022 The PDA

      London Pride took place on 2 July 2022 and PDA LGBT+ Network member and second-year pharmacy student, Eva Martin (they/them) was in attendance. Here they share the theme of this year's London Pride and what it meant to them to attend. Also, learn more about the PDA LGBT+ Network's presence at Manchester Pride this year. 

    • Following a successful first year, we celebrate the PDA Reps Network in LloydsPharmacy

      Tue 9th August 2022 The PDA

      The PDA Reps Network are trained to support union members and they work tirelessly to represent the interests of PDA members and the wider pharmacist population who work in LloydsPharmacy. 

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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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