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We are the Pharmacy Law & Ethics Association

Welcome to the Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association (PLEA)

PLEA is an independent, non-profit association for pharmacy professionals who are involved in law and ethics and for lawyers or ethicists who are involved in pharmacy. We welcome pharmacists, former pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and lawyers whose work or interests comprise the application of law, ethics and professionalism to pharmacy practice in all its forms, as well as academics, trainers and students in pharmacy education in the UK and elsewhere.

PLEA aims

To be a forum for the study and development of legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy practice and promote understanding of the ethical basis for professional judgment

To identify and debate legal or ethical questions raised by the developing nature of pharmacy practice

To provide informed comment, reports, or representations where appropriate, on legal and ethical issues arising in pharmacy practice

To provide educational opportunities for members and others who are interested in pharmacy law and ethics


2020 Annual Seminar

We are sorry to announce that our 2020 Seminar and AGM have had to be postponed because of Coronavirus. We hope to hold the event on 13 October 2020.

Presentations will include:

  • Assisted suicide and the role of pharmacists in end-of-life care  

  • Update on veterinary medicines  
  • Sexual misconduct in healthcare Fitness to Practise cases 

  • Legal and ethical implications of hub & spoke dispensing 

    (Programme subject to change)

To read the 2019 annual report of our Chair, David Reissner, click here PLEA Chair's report 2019 AGM