Forum: PSA in the Mardi Gras

An Auspharm forum member writes: Just saw on the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Facebook page that the PSA is seeking to participate in a float for the Sydney 2018 Mardi Gras as per this quote:

‘PSA is committed to ensuring that equality is achieved, and that pharmacists are recognised as an important part of an accessible and equitable healthcare system. PSA is proud to announce their planned involvement in the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras in 2018. An organising committee will be convened in the coming weeks to coordinate the development, design and implementation of this initiative. An invitation to submit Expressions of Interest to join the organising committee will be released through social media in the coming weeks.’

Alongside is a picture of the rainbow colours with the logo “Pharmacists for equality. PSA is proud to announce their planned involvement in the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras….PSA will auspice and coordinate a float on behalf of the profession with the theme ‘Pharmacists for equality’. PSA committed to better health”

How does participating in the Mardi Gras ensure an equitable healthcare system? Pharmacists are already providing an excellent healthcare service to all people from all walks of life without discrimination regardless of race, age, gender or orientation. The PSA should continue its great advocacy for the profession in matters of a truly professional nature such as remuneration, CPD and education and leave the Mardi Gras for those who wish to participate on a personal level.

What do other fellow pharmacists think about this issue?”

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