Managing stress



This CPD module is about how to manage stress in the workplace. It will consider the potential causes of stress, as well as ways to manage it.

What is merely challenging for one person can be a source of real stress for another


  • To provide practical guidance on how to deal effectively with work related stress.


  • To better understand the fundamentals of what stress is, what causes it and the symptoms that are manifested when stress is experienced
  • To appreciate the common triggers of stress and how they may be avoided
  • To utilise four key steps for managing stress.

Contributing author:

Steve Howard FCIPD FRPharmS, quality and regulatory director and superintendent pharmacist at Celesio UK.

About this module

Pharmacy needs strong managers, effective leaders and people with the right skills to drive the profession forward. With this in mind, P3 Business CPD modules are written as practical learning tools for use by anyone in the pharmacy team.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of the module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded in a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.