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BAME Network

This is the PDA BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Pharmacists' Network.

The network was launched by the PDA in April 2020 as part of their work to meet the demands of their growing membership and advance their work on equality.


  • Intersection Update – December 2023

    Fri 15th December 2023 The PDA

    Intersection is the PDA's newsletter bringing together news from all four PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. We encourage all PDA members to get involved in the networks that are of interest to them. 

  • PDA EDI Networks respond to former Secretary of State’s letter about diversity and inclusion

    Fri 15th December 2023 The PDA

    The former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay wrote to NHS organisations in England asking them to cease hiring dedicated equality and diversity staff. 

  • PDA encourages members to speak out against workplace discrimination

    Fri 15th December 2023 The PDA

    A recent case of discrimination has prompted more members to seek support from the PDA with their own experiences, and pharmacists are encouraged to continue coming forward. 

  • PDA Equalities Council celebrates the year’s successes

    Fri 15th December 2023 The PDA

    The Equalities Council is part of the PDA’s democratic structure and includes representatives of the PDA’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. The aim is for members to learn from each other and to work together around intersectional issues. 

  • PDA BAME Network launches Tokenism Factsheet

    Thu 14th December 2023 The PDA

    In recent years, many organisations may have taken positive steps towards fostering diverse work environments. However, the perception of tokenism persists in some workplaces. The PDA BAME Network has put together a factsheet to provide an overview of tokenism in the workplace, and to help pharmacists, trainees and students understand its impact and help them lead a conversation in the workplace on the topic. 

  • PDA BAME Network launches Islamophobia Factsheet

    Thu 30th November 2023 The PDA

    November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and to end the month the PDA BAME Network has launched a factsheet that provides an overview of Islamophobia in the workplace. The factsheet can also help pharmacists, trainees and students understand the impact of Islamophobia and help them lead conversations in the workplace on this issue. 

  • PDA BAME Network Newsletter – October 2023

    Fri 27th October 2023 The PDA

    Welcome to the PDA BAME Network Newsletter. In the issue read about the recent Black History Month online event and PDA Organising and Engagement Assistant's experience of joining the trade union movement. Also read about the Assistant Director for Education at the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Oshor Williams's experience which highlights why we must be actively anti-racist.  

  • Raising a generation of BAME trade union leaders

    Fri 27th October 2023 The PDA

    PDA Organising and Engagement Assistant, Manuella Asso shares her experience of joining the trade union movement and how trade unions can become more inclusive for BAME workers.  

  • Not being racist is not enough, we must be anti-racist

    Fri 27th October 2023 The PDA

    The trade union movement represents workers in many professions, sectors, and roles. The movement includes professional sportspeople and the Assistant Director for Education at the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Oshor Williams. Recently, Oshor shared an experience from his playing days as a winger at Stockport County FC, which highlighted why just not being racist is not enough. 

  • The PDA BAME Network celebrates diversity, equality, and Black female leaders

    Wed 25th October 2023 The PDA

    The PDA BAME Committee recently hosted a remarkable event as part of Black History Month. This hour-long virtual gathering, hosted by Sima Hassan, President of the BAME Network covered an array of important topics.  

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