Stand for election to your Regional Committee: Nominations open on Monday 11 January 2021

The PDA Union is calling for nominations for skilled, experienced and enthusiastic members to join the Regional Committee. Please read on for further details...

Fri 8th January 2021 PDA Union

Do you want to have your voice heard, help improve the working lives of pharmacists and make a difference to the pharmacy sector? Now is the time to put yourself forward to stand for election to your PDA Union Regional Committee. Look out for the election nomination email from UK Engage, who are managing the election process.

The role of the Regional Committee member is a vital part of PDA Union. Your Regional Committee is made up of elected members, pharmacists like you, from different sectors of the profession who collectively and individually have responsibility for:

  • Raising the profile of the PDA Union within your sector and region
  • Sharing knowledge, expertise and challenges in relation to your pharmacy sector
  • Recruiting new members to the PDA Union
  • Communicating with other PDA Union members in your workplace/sector/region
  • Giving feedback on policy issues and changes impacting on pharmacists
  • Participating in campaigns and organising activities
  • Representing PDA Union at conferences, events and seminars
  • Overseeing Regional Committee activity and communications

We would like eligible members with the drive, skills and experience, to assume leadership roles by nominating themselves as candidates for election. Training will be provided. Minimum commitment of 3-6 days per year. These are voluntary positions.

There are a number of seats available in this election.

The term of office for theses positions is from 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2026.

NB: All existing Regional Committee members and/or those co-opted, are eligible to be nominated to stand for election in 2021 alongside new member nominees. Each Regional Committee once formed may also co-opt up to five non-voting additional committee members and should elect a Regional Chair and a Regional National Executive Committee member, contact your Regional Official for more information.

How to get involved

Returning Officer, UK Engage will be managing this election on behalf of the PDA Union.

Nomination Process: All members will be sent an email with the nomination process on Monday 11 January 2021. In accordance with the rules of the Regional Committee election, in order to be nominated for a position, you will need to have been a member of the PDA continuously for 12 months (as at 30th November 2020). If you’re a PDA member and you would like to put your name forward to sit on the Committee and/or haven’t received an email or if you have questions about the nomination process, please contact UK Engage on the details below.

Supporter Process: The supporter process for the PDA Regional Committee Election opens on 25th January 2021 and all eligible PDA members will receive a seconder email with a link from UK Engage on Wednesday 27th January. Using the link members will be able to record their support for the members they want to represent pharmacists within their region. Nominated members will have been validated and will need to receive at least four eligible member supporters to move forward to the next stage. If you are a PDA member and have questions regarding the process please contact UK Engage on the details below.

Call: UK Engage on 0345 209 3770


Write to: UK Engage, House, 10 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1AS

Nominations for this election will close at 5pm on 22 January 2021.

PDA members will be contacted via email by UK Exchange. If you require further details, please contact UK Exchange directly.

Useful resources

Regional Committee Election brief

The PDA Union has four regions which are outlined in the Regional Committee Paper below.

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Role of the PDA Union Regional Committee 

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Important FAQs 

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Summary timetable

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