Pharmacist workload demands leading to safety fears

Many pharmacists are fearful that their ever-increasing workloads will impact on safety.

A study by UK researchers found that many pharmacists believe their workloads are now “making demands which exceed the limits of their physical and mental resources, and at times affected the safety of their work.”

The finding came from a study of the most common frustrations experienced by UK community pharmacists, presented at the UK Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference, held in Aberdeen, Scotland, last week.

All of the surveyed