Workforce planning and development


RPS members have over recent years consistently raised that the main challenges facing the profession include workforce issues around pharmacist’s roles and numbers. In response to this the RPS will hold summits to establish the parameters of workforce issue and to discuss possible solutions and develop action plans. 

This Workforce Hub has been established as a repository of our plans for addressing the workforce issues, as well reporting, information and updates.

This hub will allow you to become acquainted with the facts, the options and actions. Your input is vital to this process. Share your ideas, thoughts and concerns with us and with each other by emailing us at, or by using #RPSWorkforce on Twitter

Current workforce related work streams


  • Transforming the pharmacy workforce - the RPS vision for Great Britain: a paper that members will be consulted on shortly
  • Implementing the 5-year integrated degree in England: the RPS’s Education Expert Advisory Group is developing a thought leadership paper
  • General Pharmaceutical Council consultation: Educating the pharmacy team - the RPS is developing a response
  • Migration Advisory Committee consultation: Review of the Tier 2 immigration route - the RPS is developing a response