Representing doctors since 1994
Dispensing doctors, as a GP interest group, have benefitted from professional representation since 1984. The first Dispensing Doctors’ Association was formed to support dispensing GPs when the Clothier Regulations – named after Government adviser Sir Cecil Clothier – were first implemented in an attempt to delineate the boundaries between dispensing by pharmacies and dispensing by doctors.
Over the years, as legal arguments and professional negotiations have shaped the dispensing regulations, dispensing doctors’ representative needs have also changed – and with these, so has the Dispensing Doctors’ Association.
The DDA was reformed in 1997 as a non-profit making, limited company, and most members of this founding team are still very active today.