Our sister publication Post Script polled pharmacy assistants about their current concerns… but what was number one?
PS polled its readers about a number of key industry issues and cuts to penalty rates was by far the leading area of concern, with this receiving the most number of votes–at 51.
This was followed by supermarkets moving into pharmacy, which received only three fewer votes with 58% nominating this as a key area of concern.
In third place, not surprisingly, was staff cuts/job security with 55% of respondents saying this was something that worried them.
In fourth place was codeine rescheduling, which 43% of respondents said worried them.
This was closely followed by the impact of big box discounters increasing their market share at 41%.
Having to deal with customers is also something that pharmacy assistants are worried about as almost a third of respondents selected this was an issue.
See the full results below…
WHAT WORRIES PHARMACY ASSISTANTS?
Penalty rate cuts 62%
Supermarkets moving into pharmacy 59%
Staff cuts/job security 55%
Codeine rescheduling 45%
Big box discounters growing market share 39%
Angry customers 30%