As Australia’s first national pharmacy body, PDL was established in 1912 by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Now over 100 years old, we are still 100% owned by our pharmacist members and are dedicated to supporting them throughout their professional life. We are a not-for-profit organisation and support over 29,000 national members in the Australian pharmacy profession, comprised mostly of hospital, clinical, research and community pharmacists, students, and interns.
At PDL, we provide member support through professional indemnity (PI) insurance that is tailored to pharmacists, covers everything in the scope of pharmacy and meets the requirements of the Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA). Along with advice and procedures for risk minimisation, we aim to advance the professionalism of members through leadership, advocacy and building awareness of risk minimisation strategies.
We offer our members expertise and unbiased assistance through confidential support services, which are not punitive or judgemental. One-to-one member care and support is given via our professional officers who are themselves experienced pharmacists, so members can be assured of immediate and exceptional service.
We operate an Australia-wide, 24/7 professional incident and claims support and advice service to protect our members and to minimise patient harm. Beyond member advocacy, we support pharmacy organisations and events, research, and projects designed to enhance the profession, its standards, risk management and professional service to the Australian public.