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Almost half of pharmacists worry about mistakes or poor service, reveals wellbeing survey


It is disgusting that other sectors of Health Professionals can receive NHS funded support with their mental health. I thought I could cope with all the demands of a community pharmacy, family and everything. It is too late when you have the nervous breakdown, you don’t realise you are at risk , you think you can run around like a headless chicken because that’s what we are meant to do isn’t it ? Care for our patients and protect them from other professional’s errors at the expense of our well being. Hit those targets no matter what. Please those Area Managers and also be a Personnel officer for your immediate staff and their well being etc. Then when you need help the GPhC take the side of the employers against you blindly believing you are now unfit to do your job especially if they can pin a bit of previous Post Natal Depression on you too just because your naive GP decided that was why you cried on your third visit with your baby because he took three days to diagnose Rubella 26 years ago!! Yes and then the lovely RPS who actually are caring still but send you a form to fill in saying what offence have you committed.... oh sorry just a nervous breakdown! , but please can I stay a member of the RPS. Do I sound bitter, yes I do but for good reason. Don’t trust the Occupational Health person either who is “ independent” of your employer but lies that he had consent to send your medical notes to GPhC before he did. I really love that my RPS number still lets me on here to have my say. Sadly it doesn’t anonymise me but hey ho, who cares I don’t have to answer to anyone anymore. All Pharmacists should stand together and fight for the right to have good well being and mental health. I know from experience and it has been a hard lesson to learn. RPS hopefully can make a difference now together with PSA and PDA so no other Pharmacist commits suicide or ends up in a Psychiatric hospital due to their employers actions.If I could turn the clock back I would have not have worked extra hours for nothing, left the EHC who walked in the door at closing time, not delivered after hours when my delivery driver refused, not allowed my staff to go anywhere except stay at my shop when by losing them I would feel I needed to stay behind , I would have had my 20 minutes lunch without interruption and I wouldn’t have tried to do 400 MURs because it was incentivised and you were passively bullied if you didn’t do your MURs and NMS etc.. GPhC you have let us down. You know what employers are doing but still allow it to happen.

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10 DEC 2019

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