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Look back at our Black History Month content

Throughout October we celebrated Black History Month with blogs, live streams, podcasts and profiles of black pharmacists from across Great Britain.

Now you can read, watch, listen, and learn with some of our highlights.

Enjoy a range of blogs from industry, community and hospital professionals:

I started my pharmacy journey differently to most by first becoming a nurse, says member of the RPS Community Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group Patricia Ojo in our first Black History Month blog, ‘From nurse to pharmacist: my dual career’

Most of my team have worked in community or hospital pharmacy, and that’s what I like about the profession: you are not limited to just those two options, writes Femi Omotade, a Regulatory Affairs Executive in industry in her blog, ‘My career move: community to industry’.

It’s vital that diversity of culture and ethnicity, which helps with diversity of thought and the removal of systemic barriers, is seen as normal business, says Dr Raliat Onatade, Group Chief Pharmacist at Barts Health NHS Trust, in her blog, ‘Engaging with the next generation of black pharmacists’

Visit our YouTube account to watch back our live streams:

Aman Doll, RPS Head of Professional Belonging, was joined by joined by Ojali Yusuff to explore what it is like to be Black in Britain and what Black History Month means to her.

Dr Raliat Onatade and Innocent Asiimwe discussed pharmacogenomics and what it means for black patients with Aman in a live stream exploring the advancing technologies in medicines and the considerations we should be making to ensure care is inclusive and effective for all.

And Lelly Oboh, Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Dorothy Ken, Sandra Nyamudyambanje and Chidi Emenike joined Aman to discuss the importance of coaching and mentoring and how support can help with professional development.

Listen to our RPS Pharma Scene podcast Black History Month episode:

RPS President Professor Claire Anderson and Aman Doll celebrate Black History Month by chatting with Tase Oputu and Adanna Anthony-Okeke, a pharmacist and a student at different stages in their careers, about what it means to be black in pharmacy - and what still needs to change. Both have been championing black pharmacists in the workplace and in education in Great Britain and beyond. Find out what they have been doing in this week's instalment of the RPS Pharma Scene podcast.

Watch our race microagressions workshop:

Find out more about race microagressions, examples, and why they hurt and cause offence by watching back the workshop with Dr Joan Myers OBE.

Spotlight on…

We profiled 30 amazing pharmacists from all walks of the profession, who showcased their journey, their achievements and what their passions are. Check them all out on Twitter via the hashtag #BHMPharmacy and @rpharms.

We want to encourage voices that express the diversity of lived experiences in the profession as part of our inclusion and diversity work. If you’d like to share your story, contact [email protected] or get involved through our ABCD group.