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.


  • PDA raise concerns with every UK government about higher risk for BAME people

    Wed 27th May 2020 The PDA

    The PDA is calling for the steps to be taken to mitigate the risk to BAME pharmacists, who make up approximately 46% of the pharmacists workforce.  

  • PDA urge the government and NHS to protect the BAME community and include pharmacy in plans to keep workers safe

    Mon 11th May 2020 The PDA

    After the ONS (Office of National Statistics) confirmed that people that are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) are more likely to suffer a coronavirus (COVID-19) related death, the PDA have urged the NHS and the government to develops plans to mitigate risk in order to keep all pharmacy workers safe. 

  • PDA launch equality networks on the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act

    Fri 10th April 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has launched three additional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks for their growing membership. The Ability, BAME and LGBT networks will fit alongside the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP), which became part of the PDA in January. The four networks will significantly advance the organisation’s work on equality. 

  • PDA respond to the BEIS Ethnicity Pay Reporting Consultation

    Sun 17th February 2019 The PDA

    The PDA recently responded to a government consultation on potentially requiring businesses to report ethnicity pay gaps. 

  • Improving Equality at Boots

    Wed 23rd January 2019 PDA Union

    A key objective of the PDA Union is to tackle inequality at work and when we say that, we mean our constitution explicitly states that we exist to “promote equality for all and to eliminate all forms of harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination…”  

  • BAME pharmacists more likely to face FTP panels

    Mon 3rd December 2018 The PDA

    Information from the GPhC has revealed that Pharmacists who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) are not only disproportionately represented among those pharmacists who are subject to Fitness to Practise (FtP) procedures but also less likely to share the same ethnicity as the decision makers sitting in judgement on their case. 

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