Inclusion & Diversity at RPS

Our ambition for pharmacy

Inclusion and diversity in pharmacy

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is serious about inclusion and diversity - both for our members and within our own organisation. We’re committed to making inclusion and diversity central to the profession, celebrating and encouraging diverse voices across pharmacy.

Central to this aim is our Inclusion and Diversity Report. This is a plan for, and by, pharmacy, with three priorities:

  • Create a culture of belonging
  • Champion inclusive and authentic leadership
  • Challenge barriers to inclusion & diversity.

This report is our public commitment to an ambitious inclusion and diversity programme 2020-2025, to create a workplace in which everyone can thrive and be themselves.

Take a look at the key issues you’ve asked us to champion

Pledge for Inclusion and Wellbeing

Sign our Pledge to demonstrate your support for a profession that's inclusive, celebrates diversity, creates a culture of belonging, and supports pharmacy teams’ health and wellbeing.


Paul Bennett, RPS Chief Executive

Through diversity we gain the varied perspectives needed to tackle complex problems, come up with innovative solutions and create positive progress for the profession and our patients.

Paul Bennett
RPS Chief Executive

We have heard what members of the profession have told us and recognise the importance of the professional leadership body taking meaningful action to improve a sense of belonging.

Sandra Gidley
Former RPS President

Sandra Gidley, former RPS President

Our Ambition for Pharmacy

Our Ambition for Pharmacy

Download a PDF of the report, Our Ambition for Pharmacy.


Take action!

Take Action

Share our passion for inclusion and diversity? Then join our Action group!


Our Latest Updates

Our Latest Updates

We post regular video updates on our progress.


Inclusion and Diversity timeline 2021

Click on the image to see a high resolution PDF version of the timeline.

RPS Gender & Ethnicity Pay Gaps

We report these on a voluntary basis, in accordance with the same criteria used by larger organisations.


Because it’s the right thing to do.

Gender & Ethnicity at RPS

RPS Gender & Ethnicity Pay Gaps

Working with the NHS and APTUK on the Joint National Plan for Inclusive Pharmacy Practice

We’ve agreed to work with NHS England and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK and 12 other national partners to improve inclusion, diversity and belonging in pharmacy.

How can I get in touch?

Contact Amandeep Doll, our Head of Professional Belonging.

Email Aman

Amandeep Doll, RPS Head of Professional Belonging

Inclusion for all


Blogs from members of the UK Black Pharmacists Association:

“As a student pharmacist, it has been liberating to see race advocacy work at the forefront of our profession. I hope that the changes and work I see early on in my career continues to develop."  - Vivien Yu.

Diversity in Pharmacy

Gender Equality

Blogs about...



Gender Equality in Pharmacy


Pregnancy, Maternity and Paternity

Returning to practice - a guide.

Blog about pharmacy and parental leave

Pregnancy, Paternity and Maternity


Watch our livestream event on Pride and how the profession can be more LGBTQ+ inclusive

“It’s great to see some of the work the RPS is now doing around equality, inclusion and diversity issues, to celebrate the diversity of the pharmacy profession and to help promote the principles and practice of inclusion.”
Julie Morgan

LGBTQI+ in Pharmacy