3,000+ community pharmacist shortfall in England

In early 2022, the CCA uncovered a shortfall of 3,000+ community pharmacists in England. As part of a review of the community pharmacist workforce in England, the CCA used the best available data from Health Education England and the General Pharmaceutical Council, amongst others. The paper sets out the key reasons for the shortfall, including changing workforce patterns, high vacancy rates among support staff and the recruitment of pharmacists into Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

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