Registrant Survey 2013

In autumn 2013 the GPhC commissioned NatCen Social Research to carry out a survey of registered pharmacy professionals.

All pharmacy technicians (21, 672) and a large probability sample of pharmacists (30,040) as well as pharmacist prescribers were invited to take part in the survey asking about their work, practice and responsibilities.

Over twenty nine thousand registered pharmacy professionals responded to the survey; 15,553 pharmacists and 13,515 pharmacy technicians. This is the first survey of its kind carried out by the GPhC and it provides important insights into areas including employment, responsibilities and appraisals.

The findings will be used by the GPhC to inform its ongoing work to improve the way pharmacy professionals and services are regulated. This includes developing new approaches to assuring the continuing fitness to practise of registrants and the quality of education and training.

To get an instant snapshot of the findings click here for our infographic guide

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 initial analysis [PDF 391.5 KB]

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 Main Report by NatCen [PDF 1.07 MB]

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.

We would also like to say thank you to all those who helped us to develop the survey, especially the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who gave their time to test and discuss the questionnaire.

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


Key findings

The regulation of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies changed with the establishment of the GPhC as the independent regulator of pharmacy in 2010. The Registrant Survey 2013 provides a first look at a pharmacy field which has expanded to include pharmacy technicians as part of the regulated pharmacy team.

Over twenty nine thousand registered pharmacy professionals responded to the GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 telling about their work and practice.

These headline figures give an overview of the pharmacy professions and their work in different settings and are accompanied by the GPhC’s initial analysis of the findings.

You can also read about the GPhC’s initial analysis of the survey findings in the GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 initial analysis [PDF 391.5 KB]

Summaries of each of the different sections are in the Summaries from main report by NatCen 2013 [PDF 248.43 KB]

You can see all the infographics used in this site in the GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 - infographics [PDF 5.25 MB]

 


Survey documents

Registrant Survey 2013 - GPhC initial analysis

This document sets out the GPhC’s initial analysis of the findings of the Registrant Survey 2013

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 initial analysis [PDF 391.5 KB]

 

Registrant Survey 2013 - Infographics 

Inforgraphics depicting key findings giving an overview of pharmacy professionals, most common pharmacy settings and pharmacists presribers.

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 - infographics [PDF 5.25 MB]

 

Registrant Survey 2013 - Main Report by NatCen 

A comprehensive final report of the Registrant Survey 2013, with information about the survey methodology, analysis and findings by NatCen Social Research 

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 Main Report by NatCen [PDF 1.07 MB]

 

Registrant Survey 2013 - Main Report appendix by NatCen

Additional tables presenting further analysis. 

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 Appendix to NatCen Report [PDF 1.08 MB]

 

Registrant Survey 2013 - Summaries 

Summaries of each of the different sections in the main report by NatCen Social Research. 

Summaries from main report by NatCen 2013 [PDF 248.43 KB]

 

Registrant Survey 2013 - Country summaries

Summaries of key findings for England, Wales and Scotland compiled by NatCen Social Research. 

Country summaries by NatCen 2013 [PDF 369.9 KB]

 

Three different questionnaires were used in this survey:

One for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists without the prescribing questions

Questionnaire PhTechnician & Pharmacist [PDF 1.22 MB]

 

One for pharmacists part of the sample and who had a prescriber annotation 

Questionnaire Pharmacist Prescribers [PDF 1.26 MB]

 

One for pharmacist prescribers who were not part of the sample. 

Questionnaire Prescribers [PDF 310.34 KB]

 


Main report

Main Report by NatCen

The main survey report written by NatCen Social Research who carried out this survey, covers a lot of ground, including details about how the survey was carried out as well as more detailed analysis of the survey findings in areas such as work, responsibilities and appraisals, for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and pharmacist locum work and pharmacist prescribing.

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 Main Report by NatCen [PDF 1.07 MB]

GPhC Registrant Survey 2013 Appendix to NatCen Report [PDF 1.08 MB]

 

Questionnaires

Three different questionnaires were used in this survey:

Questionnaire Pharmacy Technician & Pharmacist without prescribing questions [PDF 1.22 MB]

Questionnaire Pharmacists part of the sample who had a prescriber annotation [PDF 1.26 MB]

Questionnaire Pharmacist prescribers who were not part of the sample [PDF 310.34 KB]