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.
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
Hub and spoke dispensing
Our response to the DHSC consultation on hub and spoke dispensing can bre accessed by clicking on the link below.
PLEA seminar 2022
We had a well-attended, successful seminar in Manchester on 4 May 2022.
David Reissner's Chair's report can be accessed here:
With thanks again to all our speakers, we are delighted to provide below the PowerPoint presentations that were given:
Andrea James -Assisted suicide and the role of pharmacists in end-of-life care - part 1:
David Reissner -Assisted suicide and the role of pharmacists in end-of-life care - part 2:
Rob Morris - Update on veterinary medicines law:
Cathal Gallagher - Cheats never prosper: fitness to practise cases involving academic misconduct:
Richard Hough - Legal and ethical implications of hub and spoke dispensing:
Mark Harries QC - Sexual misconduct in healthcare fitness to practise cases: