RPS Workforce Wellbeing

Workplace stress

We're fighting for:

  • All pharmacy workplaces to have a culture conducive to positive wellbeing, including:
    • Employers giving pharmacists access to the breaks they need
    • Having the right level of skilled support staff to help pharmacists’ manage their workload
  • All pharmacists to have access to protected learning time to support and enable their professional development
  • All pharmacists to have equal access to NHS-funded occupational health services.

RPS Mental Health Survey

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.

Click on the infographic to see some of our survey results.

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.

For more information and background about this campaign, see our campaign document Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Pharmacists.

Workforce Wellbeing webinar

Share your stories and views with us

You work hard every day, providing the best possible care for members of the public. But what about your welfare? 

We’d love to hear your stories around wellbeing in the workplace.

We would love to include some of your real-world accounts in our campaign. Your personal stories, reflections and examples - both good and bad - are all welcome.

If you’d be willing to share your experiences, complete our Workforce Wellbeing form below, which goes to our campaign team at the RPS.

All submissions are completely anonymous.

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We're carrying out this important work in collaboration with Pharmacist Support.

If you're struggling to manage your wellbeing, Pharmacist Support - the profession’s charity – has free and confidential services that may help.

For information, a stress helpline, specialist advice, wellbeing workshops and online resources visit Phamacist Support [email protected] or call 0808 168 2233.