Inclusion and Diversity

Valuing difference

Pharmacists work to improve everyone's health. 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.

How can you join in?

Tell us your stories using the form at the bottom of this page. You'll also be able to contribute at a session on inclusion and diversity at our national conference on 17 November. We are providing other opportunities to celebrate and value difference through the year too.

Welcome to Asif Sadiq

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.

Progress so far

We have a positive track record of supporting inclusion and diversity, but recognise we could do more. We want to ensure we bring everyone with us on that journey.

Our programme began when for the first time a group of members and employees walked in the Pride in London parade, flying the rainbow flag for pharmacists everywhere. 

We undertook a comprehensive inclusion & diversity survey across the profession to inform meaningful change and ensure we created the strategy with you. Take a look at the results.

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 March 2020. Here's our activity plan: 

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Tell us your stories...