Diversity & Inclusion in NI Pharmacy - Creating the right culture

This 3-part webinar series aims to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion within the NI pharmacy profession to cultivate a safe and inclusive workplace environment, keeps in step with our increasingly diversifying workforce and population, and supports current and future workforce needs.

Part 1: The case for inclusion and handling race

Event Speakers & Sessions

  • Eamon O'Donnell, Pharmacy Forum NI Vice-Chair & Chair of Forum Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group - Welcome and Introductions
  • Mark Fenton, CEO & Founder, MASF Consulting - Keynote address, Why Diversity & Inclusion is good for your business
  • Naimah Callachand, Editor - clinical and custom content at Chemist + Druggist - Microaggressions explained
  • Cathy Harrison, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health - Plugging the Workforce Gap
  • Lola Dabiri, N.Ireland & Scotland lead, UK Black Pharmacists Association - Biased behaviour in the workplace - How can the pharmacy team be better supported? 
  • Frank Fleming, Equality Commission NI - Keeping within the law
  • Andrew Cheung, Hospital Pharmacist, Belfast Trust, Incoming EDI Working Group Chair - Closing remarks

Participants are drawn from the NI pharmacy profession, pharmacy employers, pharmacy representative bodies and key stakeholders.

View full programme details and agenda EDI Webinar 1

Learning outcomes – Webinar 1

At the end of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • identify factors to consider with regards to equality, diversity, human rights and inclusion
  • successfully prospect for diversity and make the most of its benefits for your organisation
  • learn what support is available for staff facing racial discrimination and how we can foster a mutually supportive work environment
  • understand the key legislation regarding human rights, equality and anti-discrimination

The learning outcomes from this webinar can contribute to your CPD portfolio

When: Tue 23 March, 7.00 - 8.30pm

Where: Zoom

Admission is strictly by registration only.

Zoom link and log in details will be emailed to delegates 24 hours prior to the event.

If you have not received the login details in advance, contact Sharon Bell m. 07951 044876  sharon.bell@psni.org.uk  (please check your junk email in the first instance).

Upcoming Webinars

  • Webinar 2: Tuesday 29 June @7-8.30pm: Gender at work and equality of opportunity
  • Webinar 3: Tuesday 23 November @7-8:30pm: Dealing with disability (inc. mental & physical health) in pharmacy: Are we doing enough?


Knowledge, Support, Referral - Support Services Engagement Evening

The evening is designed to afford an opportunity for pharmacists to engage with and learn from key support groups and organisations in Northern Ireland. The focus will be on ensuring that a direct connection is made between the activities of the organisations and the work of pharmacists. It is intended that in addition to knowledge of the specific services, pharmacists will be equipped to identify specific need when it presents and refer on to the appropriate support service/s and/or assist the patient to self-refer.

The groups who will attend are:

NI Chest, Heart & Stroke 
Pancreatic Cancer Action 
Carers Support Services (HSCB)

In all cases the focus will be Northern Ireland specific and regional in outlook.

The learning outcomes for the evening will be:

Increased Knowledge of the work of the charity/organisation & the support/s they can provide
The ability to make a direct connection to pharmacy and pharmacy practice
The ability to identify patients requiring support
Understanding how to refer patients to these services
Where appropriate, improving patient’s self-efficacy through self-management & self-referral
Information stands, networking and refreshments will be available from 6.15pm. Info packs will be provided.
The event is free to attend and will contribute to CPD.