“We also want to provide support and tools that help trainees to prioritise their wellbeing during this time, that may help them better manage their stresses and anxieties around the assessment and result days. Ultimately, we hope through this campaign that our trainees feel better equipped for the journey ahead – whatever path it may be that they take.”
Thank you to our campaign partners
Thanks to the support of campaign partners Boots and Locate a Locum and Charity Partner, the PDA, across the campaign week we’ll be sharing a range of resources and activities focused on topics ranging from managing anxious thoughts, preparing for the assessment and sleep, through to getting ready for the pharmacy. In conjunction with Charity Partner the PDA, we’re also running a live Get Mentally Prepared for the Assessment Workshop.
Speaking about their support for the campaign, Superintendent Pharmacist at Boots, Claire Nevinson said “Pharmacists are at the heart of delivering care to patients and customers in their communities and so it’s important that we at Boots look after their wellbeing and the wellbeing of the team that support them. This is especially important for our trainee pharmacists as they take their final step and enter into the profession to play an important role as part of a wider healthcare team in community pharmacy. We are delighted to partner with Pharmacist Support to get involved in its ACTNow campaign and I encourage all Trainee Pharmacists to explore and utilize the resources now available.”
Locate a Locum
Commenting on the Locate A Locum sponsorship of the ACTNow campaign, CEO Jonathon Clarke said: “We are happy to be working with Pharmacist Support to help guide the next generation of pharmacists at the beginning of their careers. Starting your pharmacy career can feel daunting and the work Pharmacist Support do at this time to help trainees is crucial.
My advice to anyone sitting the exam is to be confident, ask questions and build relationships with your team. Best of luck to everyone sitting the exam this summer, all your hard work and dedication will be worth it.”
Commenting on their sponsorship of the campaign, Paul Day, Director of the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) said: “The PDA is pleased to continue to support the ACTNow campaign. The intensity of learning while also working and caring for patients can present serious challenges for trainees and it is essential that their wellbeing is given the appropriate attention by the individual, and by those around them, such as their colleagues, manager and employer.”
We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with these organisations. As an independent charity this funding enables us to respond to need and develop resources targeted to the specific issues and challenges faced by each grouping in their pharmacy family. Through their support the charity is able to continue to provide free and confidential services to thousands across the sector every year.
How to get involved
We are encouraging trainees across Great Britain to sign up to the campaign, to Allow time for wellbeing, Consider the needs of others and to Take action! By doing so, you will gain access to a range of free resources and information to help you get mentally prepared for your upcoming assessment and pharmacy career.