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  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – June 2024

    Thu 6th June 2024 The PDA

    This update coincides with Pride Month which is celebrated as a way of raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBT+ community along with promoting acceptance and equality. Also, find out how to join the network at Manchester Pride!  

  • Rainbow Reads! LGBTQ Books for Pride Month 2024

    Wed 5th June 2024 The PDA

    Guest writer David Wright (he/him) is Associate Library Director for User Experience at the University of Southampton. With a career that spans over 30 years and includes work in public, special and academic libraries, he describes himself as an elder of the LGBTQ community who is as passionate now about diversity and inclusion as he was when he first came out as a gay man in the early 1980s. Here he recommends some reading especially for the PDA LGBT+ Network. 

  • Using healthcare data to improve the services and experiences of LGBT+ patients

    Tue 4th June 2024 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Community Pharmacist and Researcher, Charlotte Jones discusses the importance of monitoring LGBT+ identifiers to improve the services and experiences of LGBT+ patients. 

  • Being LGBT+ and diagnosed with ASD

    Thu 16th May 2024 The PDA

    President of the PDA LGBT+ Network, Liam Volk has shared his personal experience of being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how this has impacted his life as a person in the LGBT+ community. 

  • Intersection Update – December 2023

    Fri 15th December 2023 The PDA

    Intersection is the PDA's newsletter bringing together news from all four PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. We encourage all PDA members to get involved in the networks that are of interest to them. 

  • PDA EDI Networks respond to former Secretary of State’s letter about diversity and inclusion

    Fri 15th December 2023 The PDA

    The former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay wrote to NHS organisations in England asking them to cease hiring dedicated equality and diversity staff. 

  • PDA Equalities Council celebrates the year’s successes

    Fri 15th December 2023 The PDA

    The Equalities Council is part of the PDA’s democratic structure and includes representatives of the PDA’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. The aim is for members to learn from each other and to work together around intersectional issues. 

  • PDA LGBT+ Network speaks out against transphobic rhetoric

    Thu 16th November 2023 The PDA

    Following the statements by some senior government ministers at their party conference in October and the subsequent decision to reverse the commitment on banning conversion therapy, the PDA’s LGBT+ Network wholly condemns transphobic rhetoric, including comments relating to wards in hospital trusts across the UK. 

  • PDA launches EDI Network flyers to celebrate inclusion and create inclusive workplaces

    Wed 27th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is celebrating National Inclusion Week by launching new flyers for each of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. The pharmacy networks work to promote more inclusive working environments. 

  • PDA LGBT+ Network returns to Manchester Pride

    Mon 11th September 2023 The PDA

    The PDA was delighted to return to Manchester Pride again for 2023. Members and supporters of the PDA LGBT+ Network joined in the Pride Parade, which took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. 

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