In these difficult times of limited resources, funding cuts, lower profits and reductions in staff, it may have been some time since you have had a pay increase or even considered requesting one — but that does not mean you do not deserve one.
From the shop floor to the glass ceilingSubscription
The significance of gender inequality in pharmacy and its potential impact on the careers of female pharmacists.
Men are paid considerably more than women in healthcare, with much of the difference “unexplained”, shows a recent global review of gender equity.
According to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s gender pay gap report 2017, its male employees earn, on average, 14.2% more than their female colleagues, which is below the national average.
Independent community pharmacy contractor Reena Barai said she wants to be a ‘role model’ after becoming the first woman in four years to be appointed to the board of the National Pharmacy Association.
In a Twitter chat on gender inequality in pharmacy, barriers to women progressing in their pharmacy careers were discussed, including a lack of confidence, outdated attitudes towards childcare and inequality in recruitment at senior levels.
Saša Jankovic writes about the RPS Women in Leadership: Survive and Thrive event held on 27 June 2018
Claire Thompson, deputy chief scientist for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Nadia Bukhari, senior UCL teaching fellow and RPS English pharmacy board member, are hosting an event for female pharmacy professionals on 27 June 2018.
The Pharmaceutical Journal Twitter chat on gender inequality in pharmacy is being held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 8 — 9pm (BST). Join the panel leading the discussion and use the tag #PJMindTheGap.
The Pharmaceutical Journal’s first Twitter chat on gender inequality, in itself, will not fix the issues raised during the debate. So, now what?