What are the causes of work related stress in community pharmacy?

Wendy K. Gidman

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Work-related stress is a major cause of occupational ill health, high staff turnover and poor performance. A total of13.8 million working days were lost to work-related stress,depression and anxiety in the UK in 2006/2007.[1] Previous research indicates that pharmacists experience job stress and role overload.[2] In recent years, work intensification, as a result of rising prescription numbers and role expansion, has been linked to increased pressure on community pharmacists.[3] The studies reported aim to explore the factors affecting the work patterns of community pharmacists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A17-A22
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


  • work-related stress
  • occupational ill health
  • staff turnover
  • poor performance
  • pharmacists
  • job stress
  • role expansion
  • community pharmacists


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