Date lodged: 11 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many newly-qualified pharmacists it expects to enter the workforce in each year from 2019 to 2024.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 21 December 2018
The number of newly qualified pharmacists entering the workforce is difficult to predict as pharmacists can come to work in Scotland from other parts of the UK as well as other countries. However through the NES Pre-Registration Pharmacist Scheme (PRPS) approximately 200 newly qualified pharmacists are available to enter the Scottish workforce each year.