13-14 OCTOBER 2024

PDA attends The Pharmacy Show 2023 to discuss securing workplace inclusion

The PDA is once again proudly sponsoring The Pharmacy Show and will be delivering several sessions at the show this year. On Monday 16 October, the PDA will be running a session titled ‘Neurodiverse and disabled pharmacists, securing workplace inclusion’.

Mark Pitt, PDA Director of Defence Services will be leading on this session which will take place at 10.25 am in the Business Theatre.

Mark said, “The PDA is supporting increasing numbers of pharmacists with non-visible disabilities who encounter problems at work due to ignorance and prejudice. This session gives examples of the issues that can arise as well as solutions for creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.”


Why attend this session?

With many employers facing recruitment and retention challenges, every employee should matter, yet too often talent is wasted due to failure to secure the full contribution of individuals that happen to be neurodiverse or have some form of physical or mental health condition. This session shares learning from the PDA Ability Network as to what needs to change to ensure disability is not a barrier to full inclusion.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the work of the PDA Ability Network.
  • Find out how to help make your workplace more inclusive.


About the PDA Ability Network

The PDA Ability Network was launched in April 2020 as part of the PDA’s work to meet the demands of their growing membership and advance their work on equality. The PDA already helped individuals to stand up to any form of discrimination through casework support, which is already a core part of what the PDA does to help pharmacists at work. However, PDA would typically only get asked to be involved after the discrimination has already occurred.

The Ability Network provides a structure through which members can work together to proactively address and campaign around disability discrimination and its causes and consequences. Learn more

The PDA’s second session at the Pharmacy Show will be announced shortly. Visit the PDA website for show updates.


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Register for your complimentary ticket to attend The Pharmacy Show here. Alternatively, register using promo code ‘PDA’.

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