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Supporting parents and carers in pharmacy

Today our new campaign kicks off to help parents and carers in pharmacy get the support they need in the workplace as part of our inclusion and diversity work.

Matching the needs of those you care for with your responsibilities in the workplace can be tough.

A lack of flexibility in employment can mean work life balance is hard to keep, ramping up the pressure even more.

We want to lift some of the burden on parents and carers and challenge barriers to inclusion in the workplace:

  • We’ll challenge negative attitudes to parents and carers through a brand new guide to the microaggressions you experience in the workplace. Drop in to our ABCD meeting at 7pm on 05 October to contribute your ideas.
  • We want you to be able to choose flexible working when you need it. Join our livestream across all our social media channels at 6.30pm on Weds 26 October to hear from two pharmacists about how to make it happen!
  • We want you to have better support when you return to work after time off for maternity, parental or carers leave and will produce a guide on returning to practice for parents and carers.
  • We want you to understand your rights in the workplace and will signpost you to get the help and advice you need.

Have you got a great job share or have a manager who is a great role model? Share your experiences with us I&[email protected] so we can show what’s possible to help others.

To create lasting, positive change we must work together as a profession. None of us can do it alone. Together, we can make working life easier for parents and carers.

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