It echoed data from C+D’s Salary Survey 2018, which revealed that stress levels among UK pharmacists had risen six percentage points over the previous years. Stress-related problems affecting readers included: trouble sleeping, depression, drinking more than usual and suicidal thoughts.
Responses to an NPA survey – seen by C+D – are now the latest evidence of how tough working in an independent pharmacy has become.
The NPA's survey on pharmacy financial pressures, which ran from December 2018 to January 2019 and passed to the government in April, was completed by 238 contractors in England. Four in five (79%) said the morale of their pharmacy team was lower than the previous year.
Several told the NPA they are working flat out, but are still unable