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Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey

Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey 2019

In March 2019 NES Pharmacy, in conjunction with Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS), will be co-ordinating another national community pharmacy workforce survey to gain a better understanding of staff numbers and skill mix within community pharmacy in Scotland. The information obtained will be analysed and will help to inform pharmacy workforce strategy planning and development, ensuring we have the right workforce in place now and can take action to ensure that demand is met in the future. 

The data for independent community pharmacies will be gathered locally within each Board area by Community Pharmacy Champions. You may get a visit in person, receive a telephone call or be asked to fill out and return documentation yourself – each of these methods should only take a couple of minutes, and we would appreciate you taking the time to help us understand the community pharmacy network better. Using this form will help you to gather the information you need in advance if you wish, which may assist with workload planning.  The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) has already agreed to provide data centrally for their Scottish community pharmacy members.

The survey has been designed to capture a snapshot of the community pharmacy workforce including pharmacists (plus those working centrally if appropriate), locum pharmacists, pre-registration trainee pharmacists, pharmacy technicians including trainees, and pharmacy support staff during the week commencing Monday 4th to Sunday 10th March 2019

For further information please contact:
val.findlay@nes.scot.nhs.uk
fiona.stewart@nes.scot.nhs.uk