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PDA Ability Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

The PDA Ability Network has grown substantially over the last couple of years and is now running an election for three officers to lead the network.

Tue 26th September 2023 The PDA

The three positions available are, President, Vice-President, and Honorary Secretary. Further details about the roles can be found below.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • 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 disabled pharmacists
  • Represent the network at external meetings
  • Be the principal spokesperson for the PDA Ability 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.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the work of the President
  • Deputise for the President where necessary
  • Keep up to date with issues of interest to disabled pharmacists.

Honorary Secretary

Duties and responsibilities:

  • 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 disabled pharmacists.

These roles are voluntary and have a two-year fixed term. Only PDA Ability Network members can apply for these positions. Those wishing may apply for more than one of the advertised roles but can only be elected to one of the positions. Nominations must not already be officers of another PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Network.

Those that are interested in standing for any of the above positions, please email the information below to by Friday 20 October at 5 pm.

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

The PDA Ability Network looks forward to receiving all nominations! Those who have any queries about the elections can contact the PDA Ability Network by emailing

Get involved

  • Follow the PDA Ability Network on social media using the hashtag #PDAability
  • For more information about the PDA Ability Network, click here.
  • If you would like to get involved with the network and its activities, please email:
  • Join the PDA Ability Network here.


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