NHS recruitment of pharmacists set to wipe out eight years’ worth of growth of the community pharmacist workforce in England

Following its 2022 review of the community pharmacist workforce, the CCA looked again at the issue one year on. Their analysis shows that by 2024, eight years’ worth of growth in the pharmacist workforce will have been funnelled away from community pharmacies. The bulk of this recruitment has been funded by the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme. At the current rate, we estimate that community pharmacy has experienced the equivalent of almost four fallow years.

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