Improving pharmacist wellbeing and enhancing medicine safety

14 Feb 2023

Can we better support community pharmacists by mitigating workplace stress?

CBEH researchers are set to trial wearable technology to better understand how workload and workplace conditions can impact stress levels, wellbeing, and safe practice of community pharmacists.

Professional guidelines for pharmacists recommend safe dispensing volumes and quantities, however, the impact of overwork and stress can lead to an increase in medication errors.

“The guidelines have yet to be updated to account for changing workplace demands on pharmacists – which go beyond dispensing alone,” says lead researcher Dr Jean Spinks

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