Inclusion and Diversity

Valuing difference 

As your professional body, we want to recognise, celebrate and encourage all voices and experiences across pharmacy so we can better represent you and our patients.

We are now working towards a strategy for pharmacy that is inclusive of everyone and values difference. And we want you to be involved.

Helping us to ensure that pharmacy really is a place for everyone, is Asif Sadiq MBE.

Asif is our expert chair, based upon his 15 years of award-winning experience in diversity and inclusion. He was formerly Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services, Head of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit of the City of London Police, and is currently Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for The Telegraph.

We are delighted to have Asif with us to help build and inform our strategy.


Listen to our International Women's Day podcast

As part of International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, RPS Inclusion and Diversity co-ordinator Amandeep Doll talks to Harpreet Chana and Reena Barai about the 'invisible work' women working in pharmacy do and how to maintain a work-life balance.

Listen to our podcast

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

February was LGBTQ+ history month and the theme of visible leadership is high on the agenda. Two deputy chief pharmacists tell us why it’s so important and what it means to them.

Read the article now on our blog


Inclusion & Diversity Coordinator appointed

Amandeep Doll will be leading our Inclusion & Diversity strategy for the profession, celebrating and supporting difference across pharmacy, and encouraging a sense of belonging.

Get in touch with her on Twitter: @APharmacistDoll

Listen to our PrezCast on pharmacy and race

We’ve also got a brand new PrezCast with President Sandra Gidley featuring pharmacists discussing their experiences of race in pharmacy alongside Asif Sadiq, Chair of our I&D work. 

Listen to the PrezCast

Parental Leave - how was it for you?

Director for Wales, Elen Jones and Robbie Turner, Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience, discuss the ups and downs of taking parental leave.

Read the article on our blog


We're already working with our staff to build an inclusion and diversity programme in-house that champions the diversity of our employees and ensures that everyone feels they belong.

We will publish our inclusion and diversity strategy for the pharmacy profession in Spring 2020. Here's our activity plan:

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