EDI webinar 1: Video recording, agenda & speaker presentations

Pharmacy Forum NI’s first webinar on Diversity & Inclusion in NI Pharmacy – Creating the right Culture took place 23 March on the theme: The case for inclusion and handling race. Almost 70 participants joined, with 98% indicating in the event poll that they found it of excellent or very good value.

View more information including the webinar video recording, speaker presentations and agenda: https://www.pfni.org.uk/strong-start-for-diversity-inclusion-webinar-series/

COVID-19 vaccination - protection for health and social care workers and translations

The Public Health Agency have made available a leaflet in multiple languages, which describes the COVID-19 vaccination for health and social care workers, including HSC Trust employees, care home staff and domiciliary and primary care staff.

For more information, visit: www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/covid-19-vaccination-protection-health-and-social-care-workers-and-translations

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Pharmacies, as employers and service providers, have duties and obligations under equality laws. To be an equal opportunities employer you must not discriminate unlawfully against or harass anyone on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, married or civil partnership, political opinion, religious or similar philosophical belief, race, sexual orientation, disability and age.

The Equality Commission NI provides a range of information, practical advice, guidance, blogs, podcasts and training webinars on how you can manage the equality implications of employing and managing staff and providing services to the public.

More information: www.equalityni.org/Employers-Service-Providers

Diversity Mark NI

The Diversity Mark accreditation is awarded to companies following an assessment process which ensures they have reached the required standard of commitment to advancing Diversity and Inclusion. Companies participating are provided a framework which enables them to reflect on any institutional barriers to unrepresented genders and groups, and then take action. The Diversity Mark accreditation is aimed at all small, mid and large companies and organisations across all sectors, with operations in Northern Ireland.

Pharmacy Forum NI endorses the Diversity Mark NI.

More information: https://diversity-mark-ni.co.uk/

Pharmacists’ Defence Association Allyship

The PDA Allyship is about working towards creating diverse and inclusive communities and by standing up for the rights of those who are marginalised. Although you may not be part of the BAME community, you can support this group and make the effort to understand their struggle and use your voice alongside theirs.

More information: www.the-pda.org/get-involved/networks/bame/allyship

UK Black Pharmacist Association

The UK Black Pharmacist Association (UKBPA) mission is to promote and support the interests of UK pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy students (including students on the Overseas Pharmacists’ Assessment Programme) who identify as black.

Lola Dabiri, Scotland and Northern Ireland lead for the UKPBA, is a member of the Pharmacy Forum NI Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group.

More information: www.theukbpa.com

PSNI Equality Data

Feedback provided by the PSNI Equality Monitoring Form 2020 – 21 shows that almost 75% of registered pharmacists in Northern Ireland are female.
Download the form

Census 2021

The census collects information every 10 years about people and households in Northern Ireland. The next census is on Sunday 21 March 2021.
To find out more visit: www.census.gov.uk/ni

Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists Meeting Inclusivity Checklist

The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and being inclusive and have produced an Inclusivity Checklist to support existing Pharmacy Teams, groups and meetings.

Download Inclusivity Checklist