Diversion & Inclusion in Pharmacy - Dealing with disabilities in pharmacy: Are we doing enough?

 

 

Aim of series: to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion within the NI pharmacy profession that aims to cultivate a safe and inclusive workplace environment; keeps us in step with our increasingly diversified workforce and population; and supports current and future workforce needs.

Part 3: Dealing with disabilities in pharmacy: Are we doing enough?

Event Speakers & Sessions

  • Harpreet Chana, Former National Level Pharmacist, now Leadership & Wellbeing Coach - Pharmacy, burnout and me
  • Rachel Power, AMH Works Manager, Action Mental Health, - Keynote Address, Building Resilience at Work
  • Anita Cawley FRPharmS, Chief Governance Officer and Co-founder at Aptus Clinical Ltd & Trustee - Pharmacist Support and Warrington Disability Partnership -  Attitudes to physical disability may have changed but do the barriers still exist?
  • Louise McGregor, Advice and Compliance Officer, Equality Commission NI - Employment law focus: the disability agenda
  • Karen Smith MIEP, Head of Contracted Services, Disability Action NI - Disability employment: creating a more inclusive pharmacy workforce
  • Rhoda Walker, Chair, Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership - Caring for rare disease patients

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

View full programme details and agenda EDI Webinar 3

Learning outcomes – Webinar 3

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

  • understand how to better support people with intellectual and physical disabilities
  • contribute to creating working environments and relationships where mental health is a priority
  • improve your understanding of how to support rare disease patients
  • identify key legislation and practice related to disability equality and anti-discrimination
  • signpost what support is available for staff facing disability discrimination
  • foster a mutually supportive work environment that includes staff with disabilities

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

When: Tuesday 23 November, 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).

Previous Webinars

  • Webinar 1: The case for inclusion and handling race – 23 March 2021
  • Webinar 2: Gender & equality of opportunity – 27 July 2021
    Full details of both webinars including event video recordings are available at:
    www.pfni.org.uk/edi-hub/whats-new

 


2021 Annual General Meeting of PSNI

This year’s event will be hosted by the Pharmacy Forum NI,

Venue:  Zoom - registration closes 12 noon, 13 October 2021.

 Agenda

  • Minutes of 95th Annual Meeting
  • Matters of Accuracy
  • Adoption of the minutes

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  • President of The Pharmaceutical Society NI’s Address
  • Financial Statement
  • Questions for the PSNI

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  • Chair of the Pharmacy Forum NI’s Address
  • Questions for the Forum on our work this year and ahead - we particularly welcome questions or discussion on the priorities for professional leadership in the coming year from our members*

 

For more information contact Sharon.bell@psni.org.uk

*members of the Pharmacy Forum NI are all pharmacists currently registered with the PSNI


Diversity & Inclusion in NI Pharmacy - Gender & Equality of Opportunity

 

 

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 2: Gender & equality of opportunity

Event Speakers & Sessions

  • Lelly Oboh, Consultant Pharmacist, Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust Community Health Services & European Mentoring and Coaching Council Coach - Being a diamond
  • Gary Kennedy, Chairman of Greencore Group plc, Connect Group plc and Green REIT plc and Co-chair of Balance for Better Business - Keynote address: Wonder Women
  • Anna McLaughlin, Pharmacist Manager, Thornton's MediCare, Newcastle, Co. Down - Work-life balance: getting it right in community pharmacy
  • Una O'Farrell, Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) regional official for NI - Women supporting Women to usher NI pharmacy forward
  • Frank Fleming, Equality Commission NI - Tackling sex discrimination & promoting equality of opportunity
  • Alexa Moore, TransgenderNI - Supporting transgender people in healthcare

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

View full programme details and agenda EDI Webinar 2 Agenda

Learning outcomes – Webinar 2

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

  • identify key pieces of legislation related to gender equality and anti-discrimination
  • appreciate the untapped potential of women’s life experience to benefit the workplace and business in NI pharmacy
  • describe the benefits of flexible working and job-sharing in practice
  • understand how to support and communicate with transgender patients and members of the public
  • signpost what support is available for staff facing gender and transgender discrimination and how to foster a mutually supportive work environment

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

When: Tue 27 July, 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 Webinar

  • Webinar 3: Tuesday 23 November @7-8:30pm: Dealing with disability (inc. mental & physical health) in pharmacy: Are we doing enough?
  • Webinar 1: The case for inclusion and handling race – 23 March 2021 Full details including event video recording at: www.pfni.org.uk/edi-hub/whats-new

 


Calculations Drop In Tutorial - Saturday 15 May 11.15 - 12.15pm

This drop in tutorial is in addition to the tutorial you have attended.

You can join for as long as is necessary to address any remaining learning needs.  Tutors are more than happy to address anything you are still unsure of or want to run through again for clarity.

A zoom link will be sent  24 hours in advance of the tutorial

Note : this session is only available to those already registered for the Pharmacy Forum Pre-Reg 3-Step Calculations Training Course 


Calculations Drop In Tutorial - Saturday 15 May 9.45 - 10.45am

This drop in tutorial is in addition to the tutorial you have attended.

You can join for as long as is necessary to address any remaining learning needs.  Tutors are more than happy to address anything you are still unsure of or want to run through again for clarity.

A zoom link will be sent  24 hours in advance of the tutorial

Note : this session is only available to those already registered for the Pharmacy Forum Pre-Reg 3-Step Calculations Training Course 


Calculations Training Tutorial - Thursday 6th May 8.15 - 9.15 pm

This tutorial is the final part of the Pharmacy Forum's 3-Step course calculations training.

Before attending the session you must complete the 3-Step plan which includes pre-coursework and practice questions. This ensures you get the best from this session.

The tutorial allows you to meet virtually with the tutor in a small group of no more than ten students.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the coursework you have completed and any queries or concerns you may have.

A zoom link will be sent 48 hours or 24hours in advance of the tutorial

Note : this session is only available to those already registered for the Pharmacy Forum Pre-Reg 3-Step Calculations Training Course 


Calculations Training Tutorial - Thursday 6th May 6.45 - 7.45 pm

This tutorial is the final part of the Pharmacy Forum's 3-Step course calculations training.

Before attending the session you must complete the 3-Step plan which includes pre-coursework and practice questions. This ensures you get the best from this session.

The tutorial allows you to meet virtually with the tutor in a small group of no more than ten students.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the coursework you have completed and any queries or concerns you may have.

A zoom link will be sent 48 hours or 24hours in advance of the tutorial

Note : this session is only available to those already registered for the Pharmacy Forum Pre-Reg 3-Step Calculations Training Course 


Calculations Training Tutorial - Tuesday 4th May 8.15 - 9.15 pm

This tutorial is the final part of the Pharmacy Forum's 3-Step course calculations training.

Before attending the session you must complete the 3-Step plan which includes pre-coursework and practice questions. This ensures you get the best from this session.

The tutorial allows you to meet virtually with the tutor in a small group of no more than ten students.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the coursework you have completed and any queries or concerns you may have.

A zoom link will be sent 48 hours or 24hours in advance of the tutorial

Note : this session is only available to those already registered for the Pharmacy Forum Pre-Reg 3-Step Calculations Training Course 


Calculations Training Tutorial - Tuesday 4th May 6.45 - 7.45 pm

This tutorial is the final part of the Pharmacy Forum's 3-Step course calculations training.

Before attending the session you must complete the 3-Step plan which includes pre-coursework and practice questions. This ensures you get the best from this session.

The tutorial allows you to meet virtually with the tutor in a small group of no more than ten students.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the coursework you have completed and any queries or concerns you may have.

A zoom link will be sent 48 hours or 24hours in advance of the tutorial

Note : this session is only available to those already registered for the Pharmacy Forum Pre-Reg 3-Step Calculations Training Course 


Calculations Training Tutorial - Thursday 29th April 8.15 - 9.15 pm

This tutorial is the final part of the Pharmacy Forum's 3-Step course calculations training.

Before attending the session you must complete the 3-Step plan which includes pre-coursework and practice questions. This ensures you get the best from this session.

The tutorial allows you to meet virtually with the tutor in a small group of no more than ten students.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the coursework you have completed and any queries or concerns you may have.

A zoom link will be sent 48 hours or 24hours in advance of the tutorial

Note : this session is only available to those already registered for the Pharmacy Forum Pre-Reg 3-Step Calculations Training Course