Rise in pharmacy workforce: 4 new pharmacists, 131 more technicians registered under GPhC

A recent report published by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has highlighted a significant increase in the number of registered pharmacists
and pharmacy technicians, indicating the expanding role of these professionals in the UK healthcare system.

As of May 31, 2024, the GPhC register recorded a total of 90,739 pharmacy professionals, up from 90,604 at the end of April 2024.

This includes 64,415 pharmacists and 26,324 pharmacy technicians, maintaining a steady split of 71 per cent pharmacists and 29 per cent pharmacy technicians.

This reflects an overall increase of four pharmacists and 131 pharmacy technicians from the previous month.

The report underscores the critical role of pharmacy professionals in ensuring high-quality patient care and supporting the operational efficiency of pharmacies.