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ACTNow wellbeing campaign supports trainees in the lead up to the GPhC assessment

The PDA is supporting the trainee pharmacist ACTNow campaign run by Pharmacist Support which launches today. The campaign this year focuses on helping trainees to feel mentally prepared in the run-up to their assessment. It also helps them to get ready for life as a fully qualified pharmacist.

Wed 25th May 2022 The PDA

Thanks to the support of partners such as the PDA, this week, Pharmacist Support will be sharing a series 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 and managing money.

In conjunction with partners such as the PDA, the charity will also run a live ‘Get Mentally Prepared for the Assessment’ workshop and a panel chat focused on answering those frequently asked trainee questions and looking to share knowledge, learnings, and tips on the challenges and anxieties trainees often face at this time of year.

Trainee pharmacists will need to sign up to the campaign to make sure they receive all the free wellbeing information.



Chief Executive of Pharmacist Support, Danielle Hunt said, “Every year the charity sees a large spike in contact from trainees around assessment time, and over the years has experienced a gradual shift and rise in enquiries from those in the early stages of their pharmacy career. Having a campaign dedicated to supporting this group during this particularly challenging time will, we hope, help them manage these pressures and worries and feel better equipped for the journey ahead. It is also our hope that the campaign will stimulate open conversations around mental health and assist those involved in their training to enable this to happen.”

PDA Director, Paul Day said, “The PDA are 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.”

The PDA’s charity partners Pharmacist Support run three ACTNow wellbeing campaigns annually at key points throughout the year, all designed to help students, trainees, and pharmacists to put everyday wellbeing into practice.

ACTNow encourages individuals and teams to:

  • Allow time for wellbeing
  • Consider the needs of others
  • Take action.

As an independent charity, Pharmacist Support’s funding enables them to respond to the needs of pharmacists, trainees, and students and develop resources targeted to the specific issues and challenges faced by these groups and their families. Through this support, the charity is able to continue to provide free and confidential services to thousands across the sector each year.

The PDA and Pharmacist Support are encouraging trainees across Great Britain to sign up to this campaign. By doing so, trainees will gain access to a range of free resources and information to help them get mentally prepared for their upcoming assessment and pharmacy career.

Get involved

  • Trainee pharmacists can sign up to the ACTNow campaign here.

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