Workforce risks and opportunities: Pharmacy
A report to review the key workforce risks and opportunities within the pharmacy workforce.
The purpose of this report is to present the CfWI’s initial findings around key workforce risks and opportunities within pharmacy, to be reviewed and discussed with appropriate stakeholders.
When assessing the key risks and opportunities of the pharmacy workforce it is important to be aware that pharmacists work in a variety of settings and across a variety of sectors, including community pharmacies, primary care, hospitals, prisons, the pharmaceutical industry and academia. Therefore, market forces need to be carefully considered when assessing the pharmacy workforce.
The pharmacy workforce is currently undergoing significant change. While there are a number of opportunities for the pharmacy workforce as a result of Government policies that are likely to result in pharmacists providing greater public health initiatives, delivering medicines optimisation, and supporting patients with long term conditions, there are also a number of workforce risks to be considered.