About the BAME Network

The BAME Pharmacists Network is a network that concerns itself with issues of special relevance to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic pharmacists within the UK.

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.

The PDA already helped individuals to stand up to any form of discrimination through casework support, which is already a core part of what the PDA does to help pharmacists at work. However, PDA would typically only get asked to be involved after the discrimination has already occurred.

The BAME network provides a structure through which PDA members can work together to proactively tackle race discrimination and its causes and consequences.

Our mission

To enable all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic pharmacists to realise their full potential and raise their profile by being educationally, socially and politically active.

What we do

  • Contribute to debate within the profession and healthcare
  • Represent pharmacy amongst BAME organisations
  • Address Career and CPD issues
  • Provide networking opportunities
  • Examine healthcare issues for BAME pharmacicts

Benefits of membership

As well as the ability to support and engage in the work of the network, BAME network members will also have access to a number of other benefits, including:

  • PDA and BAME network Publications
  • PDA and BAME network Training & Education (at member rates)
  • PDA and BAME network Conferences (at member rates)
  • PDA Plus benefits (discounts and special offers)

Membership eligibility

Membership is open to all UK pharmacists and former pharmacists (e.g. retired or taking a career break) and all UK pharmacy graduates, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual identity, disability, nationality, hours worked or employment status.

How to join

You do not need to be a member of the PDA to join, though PDA members do benefit from a discounted membership fee.

PDA members can join the BAME Network for £10 per year, Retired members for £20 per year and non-PDA members for £30 per year. In accordance with PDA’s support for future pharmacists, the BAME Network membership is FREE for PDA student members and pre-regs (PDA student and pre-reg membership is also FREE).


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