Policy paper

Strategic review of the future pharmacist workforce

A review of the future supply and demand for the pharmacist workforce in England looking ahead to 2040.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


A strategic review of the future pharmacist workforce: informing pharmacist student intakes

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This review was set in the context of the ongoing rise in pharmacist student numbers (more than doubling from 1999 to 2009) and the Modernising Pharmacy Careers (MPC) Professional Board recommendation that the 4 year pharmacy Master’s degree and pre-registration training year should be integrated into a single 5 year course.

It considers the risks of an oversupply of MPharm graduates compared with the demand for qualified pharmacists and supply of pre-registration placements.

Published 1 September 2013