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Coronavirus: 70% of BAME pharmacists have had no risk assessment


More than two-thirds of black, Asian and minority ethnic pharmacists have not had workplace risk assessments for coronavirus, a survey suggests.

Of the 380 hospital and community-based pharmacists surveyed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the UK Black Pharmacists Association, 236 were from a BAME background.

Of those, 166 (70%) said they had not been approached by their employer to have a risk assessment.

The RPS called the results "shocking". It has called on employers to take urgent action to ensure ethnic minority pharmacists are risk assessed.

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Source: BBC News, 26 June 2020

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