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We were proud to welcome pharmacist Anita White who is President of the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP). We discussed all things pharmacy but particularly talked about the history and the future of the NAWP as well as some insights into Anita's esteemed career.


The topics covered in the podcasts are as follows;


Were you penalised in terms of your career because you chose to stay at home to have children?

What has changed in pharmacy throughout your career?

Do you feel pharmacists should retain a link to the dispensing function?

What is the history of the NAWP?

What is the core work of the Association?

What is happening around the pay gap in pharmacy?

Can men join the NAWT?

What are the goals of the NAWT and how will you know that you have achieved that?

As a man in pharmacy do you think I could be disadvantaged in my career?

Where has the NAWT come from and where is it going?

Could you explain the background to the new affiliation with the Pharmacists Defence Association?

Is the Pharmacist Defence Association now, therefore, your go-to organisation for professional support in pharmacy?

The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) was founded in London on 15 June 1905 and has a proud history of supporting women pharmacists. From 1 January 2020, NAWP begins a new chapter as a network of the Pharmacists Defence Association NAWP’s Mission.


To enable all women pharmacists to realise their full potential and raise their profile by being educationally, socially and politically active.


The aims of the organisation broadly fall into one of two arms:


  • Career-linked issues.
  • Gender-linked aspects of pharmaceutical care.


The Association has active links with many organisations. They meet with women pharmacists in many EU countries, liaise with women’s policy-forming groups in the UK, and participate in consultation exercises affecting pharmacy in the UK.


Membership is open to all UK pharmacists and former pharmacists (e.g. retired or taking a career break) and all UK pharmacy graduates, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual identity, disability, nationality, hours worked or employment status.


Find out more about the NAWP here.



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