January 25, 2020
As your professional membership organization, the Tennessee Pharmacists Association’s mission is to advance, protect, and promote high-quality, pharmacist-provided patient care in Tennessee. In fulfilling this mission, it is important for TPA to accurately understand your perspectives regarding the current pharmacy practice environment, in order to identify areas of excellence and areas needing improvement. In response to issues shared by members, the TPA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 19.1 entitled “A Resolution Advocating for Pharmacy Working Environments that Promote Optimal Patient Care” (read here), and TPA communicated issues through an open letter on pharmacy workforce and well-being last year.
This year, TPA is requesting participation from every pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and pharmacy professional in Tennessee (regardless of current TPA membership status) in an inaugural Pharmacy Practice Environment Study, to evaluate best practices and determine issues that affect the well-being of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy professionals. More specifically, this assessment addresses three primary topics of interest: salary and benefits, quality of life, and work environment. The results from this assessment will provide a greater understanding of the current state of pharmacy practice in Tennessee and help TPA in pursuing positive changes that promote professional well-being and supportive pharmacy work environments.
Please plan to spend 15 minutes completing the assessment. All responses submitted through the assessment are anonymous and will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. However, if you wish to discuss the assessment with a TPA staff member, you may provide your contact information at the end of the assessment, and a member of the TPA staff will reach out to you directly.
Thank you in advance for your participation and input. TPA remains committed to promoting optimal pharmacy practice environments that support the delivery of high-quality patient care and promote the well-being of pharmacists and pharmacy professionals.