Communications from the DDA

Click on the relevant links to read the communications from the DDA Board

NEW!  July 2022: Read the DDA think-piece on proposed redesign of NHS Vaccination Services

November 2019: Read the DDA’s Election 2019. Letter from the chairman

August 2019: Read the DDA’s letter on the DHSC 2019 reimbursement consultation letter. Download the template MP letter for local adaptation.

April 2019: Leading academic health economist critiques BMJ Open Article. Read the response.Read the DDA’s press release 

February 2019: DDA response to BMJ Open articleDo doctors in dispensing practices with a financial conflict of interest prescribe more expensive drugs? A cross-sectional analysis of English primary care prescribing data

January 2019: DDA Chief Executive Matthew Isom offers advice and reassurance about the FMD.

New Year 2018: DDA chief executive sets out his New Year’s resolutions for dispensing practices

New Year 2017: DDA chief executive sets out five New Year’s resolutions for dispensing practice

Spring 2016: DDA chairman speaks out about the political frustrations affecting  dispensing practice

February 15, 2016: DDA responds to future of pharmacy consultation.

 Winter 2016: Chairman’s letter regarding cuts to pharmacy funding

Winter 2015: Chairman’s update: DDA sets out future challenges for dispensing practice. 

Spring 2015: Chief Executive’s Briefing: Use dispensing practices to pilot the introduction of pharmacists into general practice

Spring 2015: The DDA’s Rural Practice Manifesto

September 2014: Chief Executive’s Briefing: Transformation in store for the DDA and dispensing practice

Spring 2014: Chairman’s Briefing: Keep Lobbying

DDA Quarterly newsletter

Thanks to the generous support of Accord (formerly Actavis), the DDA is able to bring, in printed form, selected highlights of DDA Online news and dispenser training to dispensing practices around the country.

These supplements, which are published quarterly, are distributed in printed copy form by Accord  to selected customers; they are also available from the Accord Academy website (free registration required) and here for visitors to DDA Online to download.

Please click on the relevant link to access the supplements


Supplement 4: February 2019

Supplement 3: November

Supplement 2: August

Supplement 1: April


Supplement 3: November

Supplement 2: August

Supplement 1 April


Supplement 4: January

Supplement 3: November

Supplement 2: July

Supplement 1: April


Supplement 4: January, 2016

Supplement 3: October

Supplement 2: July

Supplement 1: April


Supplement 4: January

Supplement 3: October

Supplement 2: June

Supplement 1: March