The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published new reports on racism and inequalities in pharmacy, following virtual equality discussions held with various key stakeholders.

The reports, titled Racism in Pharmacy: Accountability Counts and Language Barriers and Health Inequalities, were derived from a series of virtual equality roundtables and shaped by input from pharmacy professionals and other key stakeholders. These included patient groups, equality advocates, translation service providers, and professionals from wider health and care settings.

GPhC has emphasised its commitment to combatting discrimination within the pharmacy sector through its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy and by using the GPhC standards to actively support pharmacy teams as they work to provide person-centred inclusive care and reduce health inequalities.

Recognising the impact of language barriers, the GPhC’s Equality Guidance for Registered Pharmacies also highlights the significance of providing accessible and inclusive services. It offers practical examples for pharmacies to address language barriers while effectively managing associated risks.

Find out more information on the latest EDI developments from GPhC, including case studies and diversity data reports.

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