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PDA LGBT+ Network invites nominations for upcoming 2023 elections

Every two years, members of the PDA LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network can elect three officers, who will lead the network and work alongside the Immediate Past President.

Wed 12th April 2023 The PDA

The PDA will be holding an election for PDA LGBT+ Network Officers in the coming weeks. Three positions are available: President, Vice-President, and Honorary Secretary. Please see below for further details of the roles.


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
  • Serve as the ‘Immediate Past President’ for two further years following their period of presidential office.


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.

The committee will work together following the guidance set out within the PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks remit to deliver a programme of activity to help engage members and grow the network and its influence.

How to nominate

Those wishing to nominate themselves must be members of the PDA LGBT+ Network in order to be considered for election. PDA LGBT+ members may apply for more than one role, but can only be successful in one.

Individuals cannot be elected officer of more than one PDA EDI Network within the PDA simultaneously. It is recommended that officers are not also Regional Committee or NEC members so that they may devote adequate time to these substantial roles.

Members interested in standing for any of the above positions should email the following information to by 5 pm on Friday 5 May 2023:

  • First and second name
  • Year commenced practice
  • Qualifications
  • Previous/current positions held that they feel are relevant to the role (role title, employer, organisation, university, and the year started/ended)
  • Supporting statement explaining which position(s) they are nominating themselves for and why (up to 250 words)
  • A headshot photo for use in the election process and on the website.

The PDA looks forward to receiving the nominations!

Get involved

  • Join the PDA LGBT+ Network here.
  • Those who would like to get involved with the network and its activities, please email
  • Follow the PDA LGBT+ Network on social media using the hashtag #PDAlgbt.

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