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RPS and UKBPA call for BAME workforce support

We write to governments

The RPS and UK Black Pharmacists Association have written jointly to ministers in England, Scotland and Wales calling for support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) pharmacists and team members.

This follows publication of the Public Health England report on 'Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19', which recognised that people from BAME backgrounds are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The past few weeks have highlighted the longstanding issue of discrimination experienced by people from BAME backgrounds, in the UK as well as around the world. COVID-19 has also shone a spotlight on the urgent need to tackle health inequalities facing certain communities. These are collective challenges that need leadership at the highest levels from governments across GB.

The letters call on ministers to engage with the pharmacy profession to bring about real change to support and protect our workforce.

Read the letters here:

England

Scotland

Wales

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