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EPhEU is the first European-wide organisation representing the interests of employed community pharmacists.

For national professional associations in European countries it has become absolutely necessary to look across their national borders: for organisations representing the interests of employed community pharmacists, the European fundamental principles for regulations on working time, for studying pharmacy and for continuing professional development of pharmacists are as important, as the regulations about the freedom of establishment, the recognition of the professional qualification and those about distance selling.

Founded in 2012 (1st General Assembly on 30th June 2012), EPhEU helps the cross-border cooperation of national organisations representing employed community pharmacists. The exchange of information and experiences is intensified at periodical international meetings, to give a better response to subjects like mobility, working time directive and on-call-time, formation and continuing professional qualification of pharmacists.

Since 2014, EPhEU is an observer member of FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation).

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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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