With growing pressures, our survey results show how government and the NHS must take steps to retain the current workforce and attract new pharmacists to meet demand. This must include equal support for their health and wellbeing.
COVID-19 has shown just how important it is for pharmacists and their teams to get the help they need. We'll keep talking to government, the NHS and wider stakeholders on how pharmacists can be supported.
We are continuing to advocate for support for the mental health and wellbeing of pharmacists.
Creating a culture in pharmacy that actively protects and enhances mental health and wellbeing will require concerted and collective action across the profession. The responsibility for change falls with many including employers, regulators, professional bodies, governments, educational institutes and individuals.
Together we can all create the change we want to see.