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LGBT+ Network

This is the PDA LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) 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.

 

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – April 2022

    Wed 20th April 2022 The PDA

    In this April update, read about how cervical cancer screenings can be improved for transgender men and non-binary people. Also, read about the research showing that the LGBT+ community is facing poorer health and social care outcomes compared to other members of society.  

  • Celebrating LGBT+ History Month 2022

    Fri 11th February 2022 The PDA

    LGBT+ History month takes place in February every year and is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the LGBT+ community and to observe the progress made towards achieving equality.  

  • Pharmacist Education Summit: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Sat 5th February 2022 The PDA

    Earlier this week on 2 February, Health Education England (HEE) and the Pharmacy Schools Council (PhSC) held a Pharmacist Education Summit on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) aimed at pharmacy educators. 

  • PDA LGBT+ Network responds to government consultation on conversion therapy

    Mon 24th January 2022 The PDA

    The government has committed to banning so-called conversion therapy, a practice in which attempts are made to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of an LGBT+ person.  

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – December 2021

    Wed 15th December 2021 The PDA

    Welcome to this month's PDA LGBT+ Network update. This edition includes a look at pharmacy students' confidence levels in providing LGBT+ specific care and we also learn about the transition journey of a Locum Community Pharmacist.  

  • My transition journey

    Mon 13th December 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, read about locum community pharmacist and PDA LGBT+ Network member Jenny's transition journey. Jenny also discusses the support available for other transgender pharmacists. 

  • Domestic violence in the LGBT+ community

    Tue 30th November 2021 The PDA

    In the second instalment of the PDA series to raise awareness of the '16 days of Action Against Domestic Violence' campaign, Scott Rutherford, President of the LGBT+ Network explains that some people within society are more likely to be victims of domestic abuse than others.  

  • More inclusion of LGBT+ education needed in pharmacy schools

    Tue 2nd November 2021 The PDA

    Last month, the PDA LGBT+ Network wrote to the GPhC and PhSC on the need for more inclusion of LGBT+ education in the MPharm programme. The network is now collaborating with students in each pharmacy school as part of the ongoing #LGBTplusMPharm campaign.  

  • PDA LGBT+ Network writes to GPhC and PhSC on more inclusion of LGBT+ education in the MPharm programme

    Fri 8th October 2021 The PDA

    The PDA LGBT+ Pharmacists' Network Committee were elected in June earlier this year and quickly reached a consensus: the MPharm degree content needs to be reviewed to improve LGBT+ inclusivity. 

  • LGBT+ Queerness in professionalism

    Wed 18th August 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Soh Xi Ken (he/him), PDA LGBT+ Network Honorary Secretary and third-year Pharmacy student, shares the obstacles that LGBTQ+ professionals face, and how those in positions of power can support and normalise LGBTQ+ representation in the workplace.  

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