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The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to act upon and support the needs of individual pharmacists and, when necessary, defends their reputation. The PDA is the only organisation in UK pharmacy that exclusively looks after the interests of individual pharmacists, pharmacy students and pre-registration trainees. The PDA and the PDA Union have over 28,000 members.


The primary aims of the PDA are to:

o  Support pharmacists in their legal, practice and employment needs

o  Represent the individual or collective concerns of pharmacists in the most appropriate manner

o  Proactively seek to influence the professional, practice and employment agenda to support members

o  Lead and support initiatives designed to improve the knowledge and skills of pharmacists in managing risk and safe practices to improve patient care

o  Work with like-minded organisations to further improve the membership benefits to individual pharmacists

o  Provide insurance cover to safeguard and defend the reputation of the individual pharmacist.

The aim of Pharmacy in Practice is to provide:

  • Dedicated information on pharmacy in Scotland
  • News & comment on pharmacy issues
  • Access to information & advice
  • A platform for pharmacists who are providing excellence in pharmaceutical care
  • A platform for pharmacy practice research
  • A voice for patients to help us become more patient-centred.

If you have any news or views, information or advice or want to share great examples of pharmaceutical care then please get in touch.

The College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) is a charity which aims to benefit individual care through advancing education and research in the practice of mental health pharmacy.

We aim to ensure that people with mental health conditions are receiving the best treatment with medicines according to their individual needs. This means pharmaceuticals must be used appropriately and effectively.

Each aspect of our work contributes to our charitable object in some way. For example,

  • Our education courses. We provide opportunities for professionals to improve their knowledge about mental health conditions and their management.
  • Our research awards. We celebrate achievements in developing new approaches and practices in mental health pharmacy.
  • Our input into consultations and mental health guidelines. They are strengthened through our expert opinion and experience in the field of mental health pharmacy.
  • Our work with other mental health organisations. We help to improve the public understanding of psychiatric medicines and their use.
  • Our credentialing programme. We encourage professional development and recognise expertise.
  • Our support networks. We provide opportunities for peer support through our email discussion group and events such as our international conference.

Our charity is a community of people who support each other to improve knowledge and understanding in the field of mental health pharmacy, and thereby improve patient care.

Our ‘Management of Mental Health Study Days’ are being delivered in collaboration with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).

For more information about the CMHP, please see: