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National Association of Women Pharmacists to become part of Pharmacists’ Defence Association

The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) is set to continue as a semi-autonomous network within the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA).

The group, which announced on 6 May 2019 that it would be closing down its operations at the end of 2019, will be open to both members and non-members of the PDA.

In a statement on 1 October 2019, Anita White, president of the NAWP, said: “The next chapter in NAWP’s history looks bright and should bring new opportunities to women pharmacists.”

Paul Day, director of the PDA, said: “Pharmacy is a mainly female profession and we have over 17,000 women pharmacists within our membership. We hope that many of them will choose to join the NAWP network and enhance that influence.”

Commenting on the move, Sandra Gidley, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “I’m really pleased to see that NAWP has been able to find a way to continue its important work.

“Women make up around 60% of the pharmacy profession, but we still face many inequalities in our professional lives. We look forward to working closely with NAWP in the future.”

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2019.20207148

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