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FIP Development Goal 10 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Clear strategies for addressing equity and diversity inequalities in pharmaceutical workforce development, continued education and training, and career progression opportunities.

Mechanisms 

  • Demonstration of strategies to address the equity and diversity inequalities across all pharmaceutical workforce and career development opportunities.
  • Ensure full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in pharmaceutical environments; avoidable barriers to participation for all social categories are identified and addressed.
  • Engagement and adoption of workforce development policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of equity and equality; policies and cultures for the empowerment of all without bias.
  • This should be applicable to academic capacity and leadership development activities.
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FIP Development Goal 10 Practice Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Clear strategies for equity and diversity in pharmaceutical services delivery, service access and service impact so that all people have access to quality pharmaceutical care.

Mechanisms 

  • Develop and deliver pharmaceutical care services based on patient, population and health-system needs, taking into consideration diverse socio-economic and demographic needs and expectations.
  • Develop and implement strategies to address equal accessibility of patients and populations to services including access to medicines and medicines information pharmaceutical workforce and medicines expertise, disease prevention (including vaccination) and public health services, and digital health services.
  • Recognise and effectively address the social determinants of health and the specific health needs of frail, vulnerable populations, and underserved communities.
  • Ensure access by patients and populations to the pharmacy workforce across areas (e.g. urban and rural environments) and health care systems (e.g. both private and public).
  • Ensure the availability and use of service and workforce data and intelligence to understand and identify equity and equality issues and develop evidence-based policies to address them.
  • Engage patients in identifying and prioritising needs and advocate for and on behalf of those under-serviced or under-utilising services; consider acceptability of services by patients when delivering pharmaceutical care.
  • Recognise the importance of social accountability in delivering value-based healthcare.
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FIP Development Goal 10 Science Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Equity in global capacity of pharmaceutical sciences training, research infrastructure, development and manufacturing capabilities, and evidence-based regulatory oversight.

Mechanisms 

  • Advocate for equitable career pathways to augment pharmaceutical sciences workforce in academia, industry, and regulatory bodies.
  • Monitor success of strategies implemented across the spectrum of pharmaceutical sciences to ensure sustained equity and diversity.
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Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 10

Developed by the FIP Workforce Development Hub (WDH), the Workforce Reference Guide collates all information, evidence and expertise from FIP to support our members with measuring progress, evaluation, implementation and transformation processes.

Click here to access the full Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 10
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Transforming Vaccination Programme 2020-2021

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The 2020 FIP digital programme, entitled: Transforming Vaccination Globally and Regionally was the first FIP outcome-based online programme of its kind, which culminated in the signing of a FIP Commitment to Action on Improving Vaccination Coverage Through Pharmacies by FIP and member organisations to transform vaccinations globally and regionally. Building on the outcomes of the 2020 programme, the FIP 2021 digital programme focuses on supporting FIP members in accelerating programmes of equity, access and sustainability of vaccinations through policy development and implementation.

More on the programme events

FIP “Setting goals for the decade ahead” | Episode 1 | FIP DG 10: Equity & equality

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March 21, 2021

The FIP Development Goals Digital Programme “Setting goals for the decade ahead” is a comprehensive online event series providing coverage of the 21 goals over 21 events in 2021. The Programme aims to provide description, direction and context for each specific goal, with a global plan for the decade ahead and how each nation, within each region can identify and prioritise which goals are the priorities and how the goals can support developments and transformation for them.

The 1st episode of the Programme focuses on a goal that impacts us all. FIP Development Goal 10 Equity & Equality calls for clear strategies to address inequalities in the pharmaceutical workforce, widen access and equity of pharmaceutical care services & access, as well equity in global capacity in pharmaceutical sciences development. In addition to meeting the event outcomes outlined below, this series opener will also feature special launches from FIP:

– A new digital FIP-EquityRx Collection “Inequities unmasked”

– An exclusive release of a global statement on vaccine equity

– A first look at a new resourceful online site for FIP-EquityRx, FIP’s programme on Equity & Equality in pharmacy

Event outcomes:

  1. Describe the FIP Development Goals and explain the components of DG 10 (and its three elements: workforce & education, science and practice).
  2. Showcase the FIP tools, evidence, and resources to support DG 10 implementation across the three elements.
  3. Identify priorities across practice, science, and workforce & education within DG 10
  4. Discuss the importance monitoring and evaluation through data evidence and engage participants with FIP indicators development project

 

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FIP WiSE: Women in science and education: Launch of the enabling workplace toolkit

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October 12, 2021

Building on World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), Positive Practice Environments Campaign, the “FIPWiSE toolkit for positive practice environments in education & science” is developed to identify and address inequalities in the workplace environments which affects women in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education, with transferable learnings across the pharmaceutical workforce. The toolkit is designed to raise awareness and provide possible solutions for individuals, employers and institutions that can enable positive practice environments for women in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education.

Learning objectives:
1. Explore the key factors that enable positive practice environments for women in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education, and the entire pharmaceutical workforce

2. Learn about practical solutions for professionals, employers and policy makers in creating positive practice environments for women in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education

3. Discuss with the toolkit authors and high-level speakers how to take action and stand up for positive practice environments

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Pharmaceutical care for people with hearing impairment or deaf

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September 29, 2021

This event will focus on the role that pharmacists can play in providing pharmaceutical care for people with hearing impairment or a disability linked to hearing loss. Pharmacists must provide clear messages and adapt their communication strategies to this particular population group to ensure optimal use of medicines and medical devices, and they need to have the knowledge and skills to do so. Also, people with hearing loss face different challenges and this problem becomes more relevant with age. Pharmacists can support patients in detecting early signs of hearing loss and taking the appropriate actions.

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Our work

The following FIP programmes of work and structures support the implementation of this Goal:

FIP-EquityRx Programme 

FIPWiSE: Women in Science and Education initiative

Workforce Development Hub