GPhC survey of registered pharmacy professionals 2019

To understand the current trends in pharmacy practice, during summer 2019 we commissioned Enventure Research to carry out a major survey of registered pharmacy professionals.

All registered pharmacy professionals were invited to take part in the survey asking about their roles and responsibilities.

Over 12,000 pharmacists and over 6,000 pharmacy technicians (over 23% of the register) responded to the survey. This is the second survey of pharmacy professionals that we have carried out, and this builds on the first survey published in 2013. It provides important insights into areas including job roles and responsibilities, work settings, employment and practice, future work plans and geographical spread of registered pharmacy professionals.

The findings will be used to inform our ongoing work to improve the way pharmacy professionals and services are regulated. 

We hope that the reports will also be useful for a range of organisations and individuals with an interest in the pharmacy workforce, including the organisations that are involved in workforce planning across Great Britain.

Thank you

We would like to thank all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who gave their time to take part in the survey – each response was important to the success of this survey.

In addition, a number of stakeholders kindly gave their input on the questionnaire and we would like to thank them all.

We would also like to say thank you to all the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who helped us to pilot the survey – your feedback was invaluable.

Survey findings

Following on from the survey, Enventure research analysed the responses across a range of demographic and response variables and presented their findings in a series of reports:

Survey of registered pharmacy professionals 2019 – Summary infographics

These infographics provide a summary of the key findings from the survey for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, the most common pharmacy settings (community, secondary care and primary care) and pharmacist prescribers.