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This is the PDA BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) 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.


  • PDA BAME Network launches Islamophobia Factsheet

    Thu 30th November 2023 The PDA

    November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and to end the month the PDA BAME Network has launched a factsheet that provides an overview of Islamophobia in the workplace. The factsheet can also help pharmacists, trainees and students understand the impact of Islamophobia and help them lead conversations in the workplace on this issue. 

  • PDA BAME Network Newsletter – October 2023

    Fri 27th October 2023 The PDA

    Welcome to the PDA BAME Network Newsletter. In the issue read about the recent Black History Month online event and PDA Organising and Engagement Assistant's experience of joining the trade union movement. Also read about the Assistant Director for Education at the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Oshor Williams's experience which highlights why we must be actively anti-racist.  

  • Raising a generation of BAME trade union leaders

    Fri 27th October 2023 The PDA

    PDA Organising and Engagement Assistant, Manuella Asso shares her experience of joining the trade union movement and how trade unions can become more inclusive for BAME workers.  

  • Not being racist is not enough, we must be anti-racist

    Fri 27th October 2023 The PDA

    The trade union movement represents workers in many professions, sectors, and roles. The movement includes professional sportspeople and the Assistant Director for Education at the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Oshor Williams. Recently, Oshor shared an experience from his playing days as a winger at Stockport County FC, which highlighted why just not being racist is not enough. 

  • The PDA BAME Network celebrates diversity, equality, and Black female leaders

    Wed 25th October 2023 The PDA

    The PDA BAME Committee recently hosted a remarkable event as part of Black History Month. This hour-long virtual gathering, hosted by Sima Hassan, President of the BAME Network covered an array of important topics.  

  • 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 BAME Network to attend 27th Annual STUC Black Workers’ Conference

    Wed 13th September 2023 The PDA

    The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)’s 27th Annual Black Workers Conference will take place in Glasgow next month (7-8 October). Scottish-based PDA BAME Network members Urvi Vora and Shabina Wali will be debating and discussing a wide range of issues at the conference on behalf of the PDA.  

  • PDA BAME Network responds to Ethnicity Pay Reporting Consultation

    Mon 31st July 2023 The PDA

    In response to the government’s announcement that it will not implement mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, the PDA BAME Network has shared a statement.  

  • Intersection Update – May 2023

    Wed 24th May 2023 The PDA

    Intersection is the PDA's newsletter bringing together news from all four PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. 

  • PDA presents anti-racist motion at STUC Congress

    Fri 12th May 2023 The PDA

    Last month, the PDA presented a motion at the STUC Congress as part of their work to help create a pharmacy sector that doesn’t just challenge racism but is actively anti-racist. 

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