In July 2020 the Board of Directors wrote to all members, setting out our ambition for the Association with regard to inclusion and diversity, a copy of that letter can be found here.
These pages of the website will be used to update our members on those ambitions and our work towards meeting them.
APTUK co-chaired the roundtable event with NHSE&I and the RPS.
The outcome of the roundtable event was the development of an aim statement to focus future inclusivity work:
To work collaboratively to develop and embed inclusive pharmacy professional practice into everyday care for patients and members of the public, to support the prevention of ill-health and address health inequalities within our diverse communities.
The Joint National Statement of Principles on Inclusive Pharmacy Professional Practice was nationally launched on the 25th September 2020 and shared directly with our members via a joint letter which can be viewed here. You can see a copy of the Joint Statement of Principles here.
The APTUK co-chair the Health Inequalities and Pharmacy Professional Practice Programme Design Group meetings with NHSE&I and the RPS and meet fortnightly to take forward the objectives from the Roundtable and Statement of Principles.
Updates on the progress of this group will be updated here in due course.
The APTUK were delighted to be able to offer a free for members webinar delivered by Stuart Lawrence.
The presentation and signposting documents from this webinar are available in the member webinar section of the website here.
The APTUK will be supported further by Stuart co-mentoring and assisting the Board in understanding the challenges faced.
The APTUK does not currently obtain demographic data on gender, ethnicity, or age. Collating this data will enable APTUK to report on membership representation and set inclusive objectives. We are currently working on the most efficient ways to gather this data and updating policies to hold and use it. We will inform all members when we are ready to collect this data and how we will collect and use it.