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LGBT+ Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

The PDA LGBT+ Pharmacists' Network has grown substantially over the last year and in the coming weeks, the PDA will be running an election for LGBT+ Officers to lead the network.

Tue 13th April 2021 The PDA

Three positions are available: President, Vice-President, and Honorary Secretary. Further details about the roles can be found below.


The duties and responsibilities of the President shall be as follows:

  • Liaise with PDA staff to plan and deliver an annual programme of activity
  • Chair virtual and in-person meetings of the network
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to LGBT+ pharmacists
  • Represent the network at external meetings
  • Be the principal spokesperson for the LGBT+ Network, giving interviews and being quoted in communications as required
  • Be a member of the PDA Equalities Council.


The duties and responsibilities of the Vice-President shall be as follows:

  • Support the work of the President
  • Deputise for the President where necessary
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to LGBT+ pharmacists.

Honorary Secretary

The duties and responsibilities of the Honorary Secretary shall be as follows:

  • Ensure meetings are effectively organised and minuted
  • Share a copy of the agenda and minutes with the PDA’s Organising Assistant within two weeks after a meeting has taken place
  • Liaise with appropriate members of PDA staff to ensure the effective administration of the network
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to LGBT+ pharmacists.


These roles are voluntary and the term is for 2 years. Only PDA LGBT+ Network Members can apply for these positions. You may apply for more than one of the advertised roles but can only be elected to one of the positions. Nominations must not already be officers of another PDA EDI Network.

If you are interested in standing for any of the above positions, please email the information below to: by Friday 7 May at 5 pm.

First and second name

  • Year commenced practice
  • Qualifications
  • Previous/current positions held that you feel are relevant to the role (role title; employer/organisation; year started; year ended)
  • Supporting statement explaining which position/s you are nominating yourself for and why (up to 250 words)

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Get involved

Pharmacists do not need to identify as LGBT+ in order to join the network. We welcome allies – people who will support equality and fairness for LGBT+ pharmacists. 

If you would like to get involved with the network and its activities, please email:









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