BAME Network requests nominations for upcoming elections

We are pleased to announce that the PDA BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Pharmacists' Network has grown substantially over the last few months. In the coming weeks, we will be running an election for BAME officers to lead the network. 

Mon 12th October 2020 The PDA

Three positions are available; President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary. Further details about the roles can be found below. 


The duties and responsibilities of the President shall be as follows:

  • Liaise with the Director and other members of PDA staff to plan and deliver an annual programme of activity
  • Chair virtual and in-person meetings of the network
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to BAME pharmacists
  • Represent the network at external meetings
  • Be the principle spokesperson for BAME, giving interviews and being quoted in communications as required
  • Be a member of the PDA Equality Council.


The duties and responsibilities of the Vice-President shall be as follows:

  • Support the work of the President
  • Deputise for the President where necessary
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to BAME pharmacists.

Honorary Secretary

The duties and responsibilities of the Honorary Secretary shall be as follows:

  • Ensure meetings are effectively organised and minuted
  • Share a copy of the Agenda and Minutes with the PDA’s Organising Assistant within two weeks of a meeting taking place
  • Liaise with appropriate members of PDA staff to ensure the effective administration of the network
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to BAME pharmacists
  • Act as returning officer for BAME officer elections.

How to get involved

BAME members may apply for more than one role. If you are interested in standing for any of the above positions, please email the information below to by Friday 6 November 2020 at 5pm. 

  • First and second name
  • Year commenced practice
  • Qualifications
  • Previous/current positions held that you feel are relevant to the role (role title; employer/organisation; year started; year ended)
  • Supporting statement explaining which position(s) you are nominating yourself for and why (up to 250 words)

We look forward to receiving your nominations!


Visit the BAME section of the website here.  




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