Environmental Scan of Pharmacy Technicians: Roles and Responsibilities, Education and Accreditation and Certification

This environmental scan of pharmacy technicians is intended to develop an accurate summary of knowledge, issues and activities relating to the roles and responsibilities, curriculum and accreditation, and certification of pharmacy technicians in Canada, from a national, provincial, territorial and international perspective. [from summary]

Comprehensive Review of the Pharmacy Workforce

This is a comprehensive review of the Pharmacy Workforce in Northern Ireland undertaken between February and April 2001. It outlines themethodology and discusses the results obtained with regard to the areas of recruitment and retention, demand and models of deployment. [adapted from author]

Study of Demand and Supply of Pharmacists, 2000-2010

This study aims to project the supply and demand for pharmacists between 2000 and 2010. On the supply side, these include the latest information on student intake and projected graduations. On the demand side, they include a consideration of the impact of the Third Community Pharmacy Agreement, the increasing focus on safety and quality of medicines use across the continuum of care and a host of clinical governance and Commonwealth and State/Territory government policies which impact on the demand for pharmacists. [from summary]

Career Intentions of Pharmacy Students

In light of pharmacy workforce shortages in Great Britain, the profession’s regulatory body commissioned a programme of longitudinal work to explore pharmacy career decision-making in relation to influences on career choice and intended career paths. Our objective was to gather data on career intentions that could be used to produce robust predictions about pharmacist supply. [from abstract]

Counselling, Concordance and Communication: Innovative Education for Pharmacists

The aim of this booklet is to give pharmacy students and practitioners information about patient counseling, guidance for organizing a patient counseling event, how to develop courses about counseling, the role of community pharmacists in promoting patient counseling, and guidelines for continuous professional development in patient counseling and communication skills. [adapted from author]

Snapshot of the Australian Public Hospital Pharmacy Workforce in 2003

The first study of the Australian hospital pharmacy workforce (public and private hospitals) was undertaken in 2001. Data from this study provided a baseline and were used to estimate the future demand for hospital pharmacists. This article summarizes an update of this survey done in 2003. [adapted from author]

Health Human Resources Policy Initiatives for Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists

This document is an environmental policy scan of activity in three areas related to physicians, nurses and pharmacists: education and training initiatives; recruitment and retention and work place initiatives; and capacity to do national health human resource planning. [adapted from introduction]

Global Pharmacy Workforce and Migration Report: a Call for Action

This report presents global data on the distribution of pharmacists, continuing professional development systems, and migration of pharmacists. [author’s description]

Increasing Access to Reproductive Health Services Through Pharmacists

This issue of Outlook explores the role of pharmacists and non-pharmacist counter staff in primary health care, with a specific emphasis on reproductive health. It also presents programs that build the capacity of pharmacists to provide expanded services, thus improving access to quality reproductive health services. [author’s description]

Developing Pharmacy Practice: a Focus on Patient Care

Over the past four decades there has been a trend for pharmacy practice to move away from its original focus on medicine supply towards a more inclusive focus on patient care. The role of the pharmacist has evolved from that of a compounder and supplier of pharmaceutical products towards that of a provider of services and information and ultimately that of a provider of patient care. This introductory handbook sets out a new paradigm for pharmacy practice.