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.


  • 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.  

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – August 2021

    Wed 18th August 2021 The PDA

    In this edition, learn about the new PDA LGBT+ Network pronoun badges and read first-hand stories and experiences of LGBT+ Network members. 

  • Happy International Non-Binary People’s Day!

    Wed 14th July 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Vice-President of the LGBT+ Network and clinical pharmacist, Lauren Keatley-Hayes (she/they), discusses the history of non-binary people and the importance of respecting people’s pronouns in the workplace.  

  • Global Pride Day – 27 June 2021

    Sun 27th June 2021 The PDA

    To mark Global Pride Day (27 June 2021) the PDA has worked with Troglo to produce a FREE factsheet on Sexuality and Gender to raise awareness and to help others to be more understanding of those in the LGBT+ community. 

  • Pride Month – June 2021

    Sun 27th June 2021 The PDA

    June is Pride month which aims to raise awareness on how damaging homophobia can be as well as being more understanding of those in the LGBT+ community. The PDA LGBT+ Network works to enable all pharmacists in the LGBT+ community to realise their full potential and raise their profile by being educationally, socially and politically active. 

  • PDA IN THE NEWS: LGBT+ in pharmacy – pride despite prejudice

    Wed 23rd June 2021 The PDA

    This article, written by PDA LGBT+ Pharmacists' Network President, Scott Rutherford was published on the Chemist & Druggist (C+D) website earlier this week.  

  • Scott Rutherford elected as the first President of the PDA LGBT+ Network

    Thu 3rd June 2021 The PDA

    Thank you to everyone that took part in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Pharmacists' Network elections. The Network is pleased to introduce the newly elected PDA LGBT+ Network Officers, who will also be working closely with the other PDA Equality Networks. 

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – April 2021

    Sat 17th April 2021 The PDA

    In the latest LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter, find out how to nominate in the upcoming elections and read first-hand stories and experiences of LGBT+ Network Members. 

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