Legislative change in the UK has resulted in compulsory reporting of pay for male and female employees of larger corporations and has seen the gender pay gap narrow to 9.1% in April 2017, the lowest level since 1997. However, it is clear that more progress needs to be made to address inequality across the sexes, both within pharmacy and wider society. I explore the significance of gender inequality in pharmacy and its potential impact on the careers of female pharmacists in this feature for the Pharmaceutical Journal.

The Pharmaceutical Journal is holding a Twitter chat on Tuesday 10 April at 8pm to provide a platform for pharmacy professionals to discuss the issue of gender inequality in pharmacy. I’ll be on the panel, so come and join the debate with @PJOnline_News and use the tag #PJMindTheGap