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BAME Network

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.


  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022

    Mon 21st March 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is an anti-racist organisation and to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21), the PDA is highlighting the importance of helping pharmacists to stand up against any form of discrimination and its causes and consequences.  

  • Celebrating Diwali 2021

    Thu 4th November 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Community Pharmacist and PDA Regional Rep, Jayesh Ladva explains what Diwali is and why he is particularly excited to celebrate this year now that lockdown is over. 

  • BAME Pharmacists’ Network – October 2021

    Fri 29th October 2021 The PDA

    Welcome to this month's BAME Pharmacists' Network Update. 

  • BAME Pharmacists’ Network celebrates Black History Month with an online event

    Thu 28th October 2021 The PDA

    Earlier this month, the PDA BAME Pharmacists’ Network celebrated Black History Month 2021 with an online event titled 'No more tick boxes'. The event featured the author, Roger Kline, Research Fellow at Middlesex University and former NHS Equality Director. 

  • Celebrating Black History Month 2021

    Fri 1st October 2021 The PDA

    Today is the start of Black History Month in the UK, which every October celebrates the continued achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK and around the world. 

  • BAME Pharmacists’ Network launches Race and Ethnicity Terminology Factsheet

    Mon 20th September 2021 The PDA

    The BAME Network has produced a new factsheet to help PDA members and others in the profession to educate themselves on terminology used when discussing issues and topics around race and ethnicity.  

  • LGBT+ Visibility in Leadership

    Tue 17th August 2021 The PDA

    Recently PDA members were invited to join an online event where speakers shared their progress, challenges and learnings about increasing diversity and representation in the leadership of the pharmacy professions. 

  • Supporting colleagues taking part in Eid ul-Adha

    Tue 20th July 2021 The PDA

    Today marks the start of Eid ul-Adha ('Festival of Sacrifice') which is a public holiday in Muslim countries and one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. Here we find out more about Eid ul-Adha and how to support colleagues that are taking part. 

  • Black Leaders Awareness Day: 18 July 2021

    Sun 18th July 2021 The PDA

    Today marks Black Leaders Awareness Day (BLAD) which was created to enable people from all cultures to experience the wisdom of past, current, and next-generation leaders through the speeches, quotes, and videos shared. 

  • An open letter to the national media about an MP practicing as a pharmacist

    Mon 21st June 2021 The PDA

    PDA responds to media attack on pharmacist and member of parliament, Taiwo Owatemi. 

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