Latest News

Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018


Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey 2018

In February 2018 NES Pharmacy, in conjunction with Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS), will be undertaking a 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 or Health Board staff. 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. 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), pre-registration trainee pharmacists, pharmacy technicians including trainees, and pharmacy support staff during the week commencing Monday 19th to Sunday 25th February 2018

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