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?

 


Preparation of Pharmacists for Public Appointment - Additional Date

Course Outline

The workshop is designed to build the confidence and critical competency interview skills and techniques required to ensure success at interviews using a public appointment process, or equivalent.  Participants will learn how to prepare their application in a competency based way and respond to interview questions thus maximising their chances of success.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training participants will:

  • Understand the appointment process
  • Know how to complete the application form
  • Bring content and structure to answers during interviews
  • Use each question as an opportunity to sell themselves
  • Create rapport with the interviewers and deliver natural answers
  • Control interview nerves and fears
  • Sell themselves successfully

Our event training partner is Una McSorley, Director of Marcomm, a training and development consultancy. Marcomm provides consultancy to chief executives, their boards and management teams

When: Thur 11 March, 7.00 - 9.00pm

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).


Preparation of Pharmacists for Public Appointment

Course Outline

The workshop is designed to build the confidence and critical competency interview skills and techniques required to ensure success at interviews using a public appointment process, or equivalent.  Participants will learn how to prepare their application in a competency based way and respond to interview questions thus maximising their chances of success.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training participants will:

  • Understand the appointment process
  • Know how to complete the application form
  • Bring content and structure to answers during interviews
  • Use each question as an opportunity to sell themselves
  • Create rapport with the interviewers and deliver natural answers
  • Control interview nerves and fears
  • Sell themselves successfully

Our event training partner is Una McSorley, Director of Marcomm, a training and development consultancy. Marcomm provides consultancy to chief executives, their boards and management teams

When: Tues 09 March, 7.00 - 9.00pm

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).


Workshop for Community & General Practice Pharmacists: WHO Third Global Patient Safety Challenge - Medication Without Harm

Agreeing our Commitments – Workshop for community and general practice pharmacists.

The Department of Health (DoH) is leading the development of a strategic response plan to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Third Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Medication Without Harm’. The overall goal of the Challenge is to reduce severe, avoidable medication-related harm globally by 50% over the next 5 years. A symposium was held by the DoH on the 29th November 2018 in Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey to launch the WHO Challenge in Northern Ireland and obtain views and insights from a wide range of stakeholders to help develop our response.

Information gathered from this event and other existing medicines safety work aligned to the Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework has led to the development of specific commitments that aim to address the requirements of the WHO Challenge for Northern Ireland.

The DoH is currently consulting on these commitments and would like to invite community and general practice pharmacists to an evening workshop, hosted by the Pharmacy Forum NI on Monday 12th August (7-9pm) at Society House, 73 University Street, Belfast.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about WHO’s Global Patient Safety Challenge and contribute to the strategic focus for medication safety within Northern Ireland.