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  • 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. 

  • PDA LGBT+ Network calls for equality in the workplace

    Tue 18th July 2023 The PDA

    In June, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) published a report titled ‘Being LGBT+ at Work: LGBT+ Workplace Experiences 2023’. The findings were based on qualitative research which aimed to uncover how much incorporating legal protections for LGBT+ workers has led to positive and inclusive workplace experiences.  

  • PDA LGBT+ Network members attend the STUC’s LGBT+ Workers Conference

    Sat 1st July 2023 The PDA

    The STUC’s LGBT+ Workers Conference took place on 27 to 28 May following new data that showed that the UK has fallen in LGBT+ rankings. Members of the PDA’s LGBT+ Network were in attendance and the PDA supported a motion calling for more inclusive care for LGBT+ patients. 

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – June 2023

    Wed 7th June 2023 The PDA

    This month's June 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. We are also using this month to celebrate our network members and the work they have done to improve the lives of LGBT+ pharmacists in the UK. 

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