Pharmacy bodies unite to enhance workforce wellbeing

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) second roundtable on workforce wellbeing resulted in a series of collaborative actions to address pharmacy
professionals’ mental health and wellbeing challenges.

The roundtable brought together key stakeholders from the pharmacy sector, including organisations like the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Community
Pharmacy England (CPE), the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), and the profession’s independent charity Pharmacist Support (PS).

A report detailing the outcomes of the meeting was published on Friday, highlighting the key areas of discussion and the agreed-upon actions by the participants.

During the roundtable, participants discussed the importance of understanding the workforce demographics, both nationally and locally, and using data to address
wellbeing issues effectively.

They also emphasised the need for using supportive standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) quality
statement to support and empower pharmacists’ wellbeing positively.