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Racism in pharmacy survey: Tell C+D what’s changed in a year

Tell C+D about your experiences of racism in the pharmacy

C+D has launched its second annual survey on racism in pharmacies, which aims to find out how attitudes towards race in pharmacy have changed over the past 12 months.

The short survey – which opens today (June 21) and will run until July 5 – aims to gather data from all ethnicities across pharmacy on their experiences of racism in the workplace.

The questions cover discrimination from colleagues and patients, explicit abuse and the impact of racism on pharmacy professionals' careers.

This is the second C+D survey on racism in pharmacy, following the inaugural survey in 2020 that found 56% of pharmacy workers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds had experienced racial abuse from a colleague in the preceding six months, while 64% of all 886 respondents had faced racism from patients over the same period.

Last year's analysis aimed to shine a light on the issues faced by pharmacy professionals across the UK, now C+D wants to know if and how the situation has changed.

C+D editor Beth Kennedy said: “We are again calling for voices from all backgrounds in pharmacy on whether or not they’ve experienced racism at work.

“One year on from our inaugural racism in pharmacy survey, we want to hear what has – or hasn’t – changed for pharmacy professionals on this important topic.”

Answer the survey anonymously to help us uncover: 'Racism in pharmacy – what's changed and what's next?'

2 Comments
Question: 
Have you experienced racism in pharmacy?

Mark Boland, Pharmaceutical Adviser

"following the inaugural survey in 2020 that found 56% of pharmacy workers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds had experienced racial abuse from a colleague in the preceding six months, while 64% of all 886 respondents had faced racism from patients over the same period"

A very depressing set of  statistics.

Angela Channing, Community pharmacist

I could tell you. But you would delete it on your community principles.

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