Responding to findings from PSNC’s Pharmacy Pressures Survey, Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive of the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) said:
“We welcome the release of PSNC’s Pharmacy Pressures Survey findings. We are very concerned that they show that 91% of pharmacies are experiencing staff shortages. This confirms our existing concerns about there being a workforce crisis in community pharmacy. Earlier this year, the CCA uncovered a shortfall of 3,000 community pharmacists in England and the recent Health Education England (HEE) workforce survey highlights rising vacancies amongst the entire pharmacy team. We urgently need the Government to recognise these workforce pressures and devise an evidence-led workforce plan for all of primary care”.