FIP supports PDA’s Safer Pharmacies Charter

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has announced its support for the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA)’s Safer Pharmacies Charter,
which aims to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practice.

The Charter establishes basic standards to ensure safe practices across all pharmacy settings. It outlines seven commitments that, according to the PDA, “must be
standard practice whenever and wherever pharmacy work is carried out.”

Dr Catherine Duggan, FIP CEO, said: “We are pleased to support the PDA’s Safer Pharmacies Charter which defines basic standards to ensure safe practice wherever
pharmacists work.

“The overall objectives of the Charter align with FIP’s development goals and overall mission.”

FIP, the global body representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, plans to distribute the Charter among its members and share it with its Community Pharmacy
Section for information purposes.