The evidence from our 2022 Workforce Wellbeing survey shows that the pressures on the pharmacy workforce continues to negatively impact on mental health and wellbeing, with high workloads and staff shortages clearly affecting the workforce.
Pharmacy teams are under immense pressure at the moment, in common with other NHS services, and working extremely hard with health service colleagues to provide the right care for patients. Staffing pressures, alongside an increase in workload, create an extra burden which takes a toll on the wellbeing of pharmacy teams.
The scale and impact of workforce burnout in the NHS and social care has been recognised by the three Governments and RPS continues to advocate to address the mental and physical wellbeing of all pharmacy staff across England, Scotland, and Wales.
The General Pharmaceutical Council, along with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the Chief Pharmaceutical Officers, has issued a joint communication, recognising the demands and pressures on pharmacy teams.