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Pharmacists (PP) per 100 000

Full name:
Pharmacists (physical persons) per 100 000
Unit:
health professionals per 100 000 population
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Rate
Categories:
Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Pharmacists (PP) per 100 000
Indicator code: E270204.T This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator \"Number of pharmacists (PP)\".

Data on pharmacists for concept closest to practising is given.

If data for practising pharmacists is available, then this data is reported. If data for practising pharmacists is not available, but data for professionally active pharmacists is available, then the data for professionally active pharmacists is reported. If data for neither practising nor professionally active pharmacists is available, then data for licensed pharmacists is reported.

Note: The number should be at the end of the calendar year.

Practising pharmacists prepare, dispense or sell medicaments and drugs directly to patients (clients) and provide advice. Inclusion - Persons who have completed studies in pharmacy at university level (granted by adequate diploma) and who are licensed to practice - Salaried and self-employed pharmacists delivering services irrespectively of the place of service provision - Foreign pharmacists licensed to practice pharmacy and actively practising in the country Exclusion - Students who have not yet graduated - Pharmacists working in administration, research and in other posts that exclude direct contact with the patients (clients) - Unemployed pharmacists and retired pharmacists - Pharmacists working abroad

Professionally active pharmacists are practising pharmacists and other pharmacists for whom their education in pharmacy is a prerequisite for the execution of the job. Inclusion - Pharmacists who provide services directly to patients (clients) - Pharmacists working in administration and management positions requiring a pharmacy education - Pharmacists conducting research, testing drugs to determine identity, purity and strength - Pharmacists participating in development of controls and regulations - Pharmacists preparing scientific papers and reports Exclusion - Pharmacists who hold a post/job for which pharmacy education is not required - Unemployed pharmacists and retired pharmacists - Pharmacists working abroad

Pharmacists licensed to practice include practising and other (non-practising) pharmacists who are registered and entitled to practice. Inclusion - Pharmacists who provide services directly to patients (clients) - Pharmacists for whom their pharmacy education is a prerequisite for the execution of the job - Pharmacists for whom their pharmacy education is NOT a prerequisite for the execution of the job - Pharmacists licensed to practice but who are not economically active (e.g. unemployed or retired) - Pharmacists working abroad_
Country notes:
Albania
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source: Ministry of Health.
Deviation from definition: It is difficult to get accurate numbers because of growing private
sector.
Andorra
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
NA
Armenia
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Republican Research and Information Health Centre and the National Statistic Service
of the Republic of Armenia, Report form of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia ? 17
?Health employment?, http://healthinfo.am/Statistical%20Report.htm, Statistical book, Armenia,
English version (zip) 2009.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: Data does not include the private sector.
Deviation from the definition: Data on foreign pharmacists licensed to practice or professionally
active are not included due to lack of data.
Austria
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Osterreichische Apothekerkammer - Vollerhebung / Austrian Chamber of Pharmacists -
total of members.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage:
- includes the whole medical field (private practices, hospitals, ...);
- excludes pharmacists working in industry, administration and research;
- excludes retired pharmacists.
Azerbaijan
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Reference period: data as of December 31
Note: Due to privatisation started in 1997, the number of pharmacies in the public sector dropped
sharply.
Belarus
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of Data: National Statistics Committee of Belarus http://belstat.gov.by/; National Archives
of the Republic of Belarus http://narb.by/
Reporting period: 31 December.
Coverage: Up to 2009 includes data on Pharmacists (persons with higher pharmaceutical education),
under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, 2010 data represent Pharmacists throughout
the Republic of Belarus.
Deviation from the definition: Data on foreign pharmacists (those with higher pharmaceutical
education) are not included because this information is not available.
Note: The 30% reduction of the total number of pharmacists in 1995 is associated with the
development of non-state network of pharmacies and pharmacists of the mass exodus of the state
network of pharmacies (and data coverage in this period of time (only the public sector)).
Belgium
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Institut National d'Assurance Maladie Invalidite.
Break in time series: Since 2009, data on practising pharmacists exclude pharmacists aged 65 years
old and over.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source: Public Health Institute of FB&H - Annual report health personnel with university degree by
specialization and sex in FB&H
Public Health Institute of Republica Srpska - Annual report health personnel with university degree
by specialization and sex in Republica Srpska
Bulgaria
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Ministry of Health
Reference period: 31st December
Coverage: All pharmacists who worked in outpatient and inpatient facilities as well as those who
worked in health administration and research institutions. Pharmacists working in pharmacies outside
the health establishments are not covered.
Up to 1999 administrative sources were used. In 2000 the survey was excluded from the National
Statistical Program.
Croatia
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data:ÿCroatian National Institute of Public Health, Health Manpower Register
Coverage: Private pharmacists have been included since 1993.
Cyprus
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Statistical Service of Cyprus, Public sector administrative sources.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Numbers of practising pharmacists refer to personnel employed in the public sector only.
Czechia
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Czech Republic

Source of data: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic; Registry of
Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Until 1999, physicians working in other central organs not included. Since the year 2000,
data cover physicians in all health services.
Break in series: 2000.
Denmark
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: National Board of Health, Labour Register for Health Personnel.
Reference period: 31st December. Data show the number for January first the following year.
Coverage: Pharmacists who have a license to practice and whose status in the Central Personnel
Register is active (not dead or abroad), i.e. working in the country in HP1-HP3 or in the retail
business (HP4), i.e. in pharmacies.
Estonia
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data:
- Annual reports, National Institute for Health Development, Department of Health Statistics.
- Agency of Medicines, monthly reports of pharmacies.
Reference period: 31st of December.
Coverage:
- The data refer to practising personnel in health care institutions and in pharmacies.
- In 2001, the collection of statistical reports in the Agency of Medicines moved from the Bureau of
Drug Statistics into the Department of Pharmacy. From 1991 to 2002, there was no obligation for
pharmacies to submit activity reports to the Agency of Medicines, and therefore not all pharmacies
submitted their reports to the Agency. Therefore, when using data from the years 1996-2003, it
should be considered that the numbers are slightly underestimated.
- Data for 2001 have been calculated as the 5-years' average, pharmacists working in pharmacies has
been derived by subtracting the pharmacists working in health care institutions from the calculated
number.
- Similarly, the data for 1998-2000 has been provided for those working in pharmacies.
Break in the series: 2004.
Finland
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: THL Health Personnel Statistics; National Institute for Health and Welfare. The data
are based on the Employment Register kept by Statistics Finland.
Reference period: Data refer to information for the whole year.
France
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: ASIP- RPPS (Repertoire Partage des Professionnels de Sante).
http://esante.gouv.fr/espace-cps/editeurs/le-rpps.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Subsections of pharmacists: A, DA, DM, EA, ED, EH, H, G, EG.
- Data concern pharmacists and assistant pharmacists working in pharmacies (excluding those working
in pharmaceutical industry, managing directors or assistant directors of laboratories, pharmacist
working in
administration, research, etc.). Data also include biologists working in medical laboratories.
- Data include foreign pharmacists licensed to practice and exclude pharmacists working abroad.
- Data refer to metropolitan France and D.O.M. (overseas departments).
Georgia
Data refers to professionally active pharmacists.
Source of data: Data are based on annual statistical reports collected from health establishments to
the Ministry of Health and include both, public and private sectors.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: The provided data cover all regions except separatist regions, Abkhazia and South Osetia.
Data for those two regions are unavailable.
Note: Only pharmacists with diploma degree are included in the provided data. Pharmacists with
vocational secondary education are excluded.
Germany
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Germany

Source of data: Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists, Pharmacy and staff statistics;
http://www.abda.de or http://www.gbe-bund.de.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- The number of practising pharmacists includes pharmacists working in a public or hospital pharmacy
(head-count data).
- The data exclude qualified pharmacists who are working abroad, working in administration, research
and industry positions, unemployed and retired pharmacists and students who have not yet graduated.
Greece
Data refers to professionally active pharmacists.
Source of data: Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.).
Reference period: 31st of December.
Coverage: Data refer to the number of all pharmacists. Hospital pharmacists are included.
Hungary
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Hungarian Central Statistical Office on the basis of the data collection of the
Ministry of Health.

Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: All pharmacists working in public pharmacies and hospital pharmacies are included,
according to the latest qualification acquired.
Iceland
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Directorate of Health and The Association of Icelandic Pharmacists.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Practising pharmacists - may refer more to professionally active pharmacists (but the group of
non-practising pharmacists is small).
- Included: Pharmacists and exam pharmacists, proprietary pharmacists, pharmacists working in
pharmacies, pharmacists working in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists working in hospitals,
pharmacists working as professors, pharmacists working in public administration. Assistant
pharmacists (people graduating with a shorter university education than full pharmacists) are
included.
- Excluded: Pharmacists not working as pharmacists, unemployed pharmacists.
Break in time series: More detailed data (recently available) showed that some pharmacists had been
counted twice (both as pharmacists and proprietary pharmacists). Corrections could not be made
further back than 1999.
Ireland
Data refers to licensed pharmacists.
Source of data: Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Figures refer to all persons on the register of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. They may
include some pharmacists not in activity.
- The following are included: pharmacists employed in community pharmacies, pharmacists employed in
the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists employed in medical research, pharmacists employed in firms
or public bodies in exercise of their profession, pharmacists employed in public and private
hospitals, foreign pharmacists registered in Ireland and some Irish pharmacists living/working
abroad.
Israel
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Israel

Source of data: The data are based on the Labour Force Survey which is conducted routinely by the
Central Bureau of Statistics and includes persons who had worked for at least one hour during the
week before the survey, for pay, profit or other consideration. Occupation is determined by the type
of work performed by the interviewed person at his place of work, without regard to what he studied
if his work is not in that field. The classification of occupations is based on the classification
of the International Labour Office (ILO): International Standard Classification of Occupations ISCO
88.
Coverage: The sample of practising pharmacists is relatively small, and therefore the data are
subject to large variations due to sample errors and wide confidence intervals. Any data analysis
should be carried out with caution.
Estimation method: Moving average of three years (numbers for previous, current and next years) was
made in order to diminish the fluctuations in the numbers. For example, the number of practicing
pharmacists in 1996 is an average of 1995-1997. The number for 2011 is an average of 2010-2012.
Break in time series: From January 2012, the Central Bureau of Statistics has made a transition from
a quarterly system of measuring labour force characteristics to a new and improved system that
better suits the latest international recommendations on employment and unemployment - Monthly
Labour Force Survey. Therefore the 2012 (original) data refer to the entire labour force (including
the military service) and not to the civilian labour force, as it was before.
Further information:
http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/labour_survey04/labour_force_survey/answer_question_e_2012.pdf.
Note: The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant
Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the
Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of
international law.
Italy
Data refers to professionally active pharmacists.
Source of data: ISTAT, Labour Force Survey. http://www.istat.it/it/archivio/8263.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage: Sample survey.
Estimation method: Estimation from the sample survey. Data on ?Professionally active pharmacists? is
available only since 2004 because in previous years it was not possible to have estimations by
profession at 4 digit level. Data are subject to large variations due to the sample size.
Kazakhstan
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
A 90% decrease in number of pharmacists in 1995 was caused by the beginning of privatization and
subsequent incomplete reporting from private sector.
Kyrgyzstan
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
NA
Latvia
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data:
- 2006 and earlier and from 2009: State Agency of Medicines, report \Summary on operation of
pharmacies
Lithuania
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Up to 2003 for data on pharmacists working in pharmacies and wholesale medicine
supply enterprises - State Medicines Control Agency; for data on pharmacists working in health care
institutions - Health Information Centre of Institute of Hygiene, data of entire annual survey of
health establishments.
Reference period: 31st December
Coverage: Up to 2003 the number of practicing pharmacists at the end of the year includes all
professionally active pharmacists excluding those working in administration, health education and
research.
Luxembourg
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Direction de la Sante ? Service des statistiques until 2005; from 2005 on: Division
de la pharmacie et des medicaments.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- The data reported do not include pharmacists paid by hospital, making pharmaceuticals or working
abroad.
- Data includes self-employed pharmacists and pharmacies' employees, along with employees in
clinical laboratories, retail sales of medications, and working in administrations.
- Foreign pharmacists authorised to work in Luxembourg who work in the mentioned sectors are
included.
- The series has been rectified back to 1993. It includes only pharmacists (salaried or
self-employed) having direct contact with patients. Foreign pharmacists who are permitted to
practice in Luxembourg are also included.
- Data should be considered with care due to methodological issues encountered during the census
series concerning pharmacists and nurses.
- A more precise methodology has not yet been finalised for data relating to pharmacists.
Break in time series: 1993.
Malta
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: The Registers of the Pharmacy Council.
Coverage: 2006/2007: The number of 493 (2006) and 442 (2007) practising Pharmacists represent the
number of pharmacists working as pharmacists in Hospital and Community Pharmacies
Break in series: 2009. A change in methodology in supply of data by Pharmacy Council was implemented
for figures for end 2009. Figures quoted for practising and professionally active pharmacists are
FTEs as many working pharmacists have more than one job
Break in series: 2012. Part-timers have now been included in the total head count of the practicing
pharmacists.
Estimates: 2011. An estimate of 50 practising pharmacists has been added as some pharmacists would
have not indicated their place of work to the Pharmacy Council.
Estimates: 2012. The number of part-time practicing pharmacists was estimated since these are not
all captured by the Pharmacy Council
Monaco
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
NA
Montenegro
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
NA
Netherlands
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data:
- Up to and including 1994: Inspectorate Health Care.
- 1995 ? 1998: pharmacists in public pharmacies: Stichting Farmaceutische Kengetallen (Foundation
Pharmaceutical Key figures); pharmacists in hospitals: Koninklijke Nederlandsche Maatschappij ter
bevordering der Pharmacie (KNMP) (Royal Dutch Society for the Advancement of Pharmacy).
- 1999 onwards: Social Statistical Database of Statistics Netherlands, BIG Register (official
register of health care professionals).
Reference period: The last Friday before Christmas.
Coverage:
- up to 1998: Pharmacists in public pharmacies + pharmacists in hospitals.
- from 1999 onwards: licensed pharmacists working in health care and social assistance (SIC 86, 87
and 88) and in public pharmacies (NACE 4773)
Norway
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Statistics Norway; Register-based statistics on employment of health-care personnel.
Reference period: 3rd week of November.
Coverage: Practising pharmacists include pharmacists providing services directly to patients.
Poland
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Central Statistical Office, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior and
Administration, Ministry of National Defence.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Since 2003 data from the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Interior and
Administration are included.
- Includes pharmacists working in hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical outlets and excludes
pharmacists working in pharmaceutical manufacturing corporations. Teaching and administrative staff
have been excluded since 2004. Pharmacists in training were included in years 2003 and earlier.
Break in time series: Since 2004, pharmacists in training are excluded.
Note: The main reason for the decrease in the number of pharmacists in 2004 was the change in data
collection methods (for example pharmacists were previously listed together with persons undergoing
training).
Portugal
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Statistics Portugal / Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Data reflect the number of practising pharmacists registered at the Portuguese Pharmaceutical
Society.
Republic of Moldova
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova, National Centre for Health
Management, Annual statistical report N17 ?On staff and cadres of health institutions?.
http://cnms.md/areas/statistics/anyar/.
Reference period: Data as of December 31.
Coverage: Data exclude Transnistria.
Deviation from the definition: Foreign pharmacists are not included.
Romania
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: National Institute of Statistics, Activity of Sanitary Units ? annual survey
performed by NIS.
Reference period: data as of 31st December.
Coverage:
- From 1970 to 1998, data refer only to the public sector.
Before 1990 all pharmacies were only in the public sector, so all pharmacists worked in the public
sector. After 1990 an increasingly large number of drugstores was privatized. The trend of sharp
decrease in the number of pharmacists between 1991 and 1998 is due to the transition of the
pharmacies and pharmacists from public to private sector.
- From 1999 the data cover all sanitary pharmacists from public and private sector.
- Pharmacists (ISCO/COR 2224) are defined as the persons who have completed studies in pharmacology
at university level and who are licensed to practice in pharmacology. Pharmacists? tasks include:
preparing and supervising the preparation of drugs according to prescription of physicians and
dentists, or establish formulae for drugs, checking prescriptions to assure that the recommended
dosages are not exceeded and that the instructions are understood by patients or persons who will
administrate the drugs, advising on possible drug incompatibility; dispensing drugs in hospital or
selling them in pharmacies.
- The pharmacists who work in education field as teachers and pharmacists from health insurance
field are not included as practising pharmacists. It was impossible to exclude pharmacists who have
administrative function in health units because separate registrations do not exist.
- Were excluded from pharmacists: students, unemployed pharmacists in health field, retirement
pharmacists and pharmacists working abroad, pharmacists working in sales field if is not a pharmacy.

Until 2007 pharmacists working in administration, research and in other posts that exclude direct
contact with patients could not be totally excluded.
Russian Federation
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Until 1993, pharmacies were administratively included under the Ministry of Health. Since 1993 it
has been separate and since that time they do not provide data on pharmacists employed. Since 1993,
the number of pharmacists includes only pharmacists employed in health care establishments and
research institutions.
San Marino
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Human Resources Office at the Social Security Institute.
Coverage: Data include only public sector? health professionals.
Serbia
Data refers to professionally active pharmacists.
Source of data: Institute of Public Health of Serbia, National register on health care human
resources. http://www.batut.org.rs/.
Reference period: 31st December
Coverage: Data for Kosovo-Metohija province are not included in the coverage of data for the
Republic of Serbia. Data from health institutions under the other ministries (military services,
prisons, social services) than the Ministry of Health are not included. Data from private health
sector are not included.
Slovakia
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: National Health Information Center. Annual report M (MZ SR) 1- 01 on structure and
number of health professionals.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Pharmacists with completed pharmaceutical education, licensed and practising.
Slovenia
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: The National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia; National Health
Care Providers Database.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Practising pharmacists are those working in pharmacies and the health-care sector (primary and
secondary care), including public health institutes and the health insurance institute.
Spain
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: National Statistics Institute (INE). Economically Active Population Survey (several
issues).
http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t22/e308_mnu&file=inebase&N=&L=0.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage:
- From 1995 to 2010, the data include practising pharmacists (2224 ISCO-88 code). The data by
occupation are classified according the National Occupations Classification (CNO-94 Spain, code
214), the Spanish equivalence of ISCO-88 code 2224.
- From 2011 onwards the data are classified according to CNO-11 Spain, code 214. The CNO-11 code 214
is the Spanish equivalence of ISCO-08 code 2262 (pharmacists).
- Although the replacement of the old classification CNO-94 (the spanish equivalence of ISCO-88),
which had been in force since 1995 until 2010, by the current Spanish Classification of Occupations
CNO-11 (equivalence of ISCO-08) in the source of the data should not have any impact on data, in
practice this fact may have influenced the gap between 2010 and 2011 of some occupations such as the
pharmacists. Besides, series on ?practising? and ?professionally active? pharmacists are based on a
source that provides fluctuating data from year-to-year (i.e the use of the Labour Force Survey)
while the data on licensed to practice are based on a more stable registry from the Register of
Pharmacists Council.
- The number of practising pharmacists was obtained by calculating the number of pharmacists
employed in the health sector and dispensing medicaments/drugs in specialised stores according to
NACE rev.2 (chapter Q + code 4773) since 2009, and similarly with NACE Rev.1 and NACE Rev.1.1 from
1995 to 2008.
- Data analysis over time should be carried out with caution. Data are obtained from a survey and
fluctuations in the data can occur for a number of reasons, one of them being the sampling errors.
These variations can lead to false assumptions about trends. We advise users of time series data to
carefully explore the relevant issues before drawing any conclusions about the reasons for
year-on-year changes.
Sweden
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data:
- Before 1999: The National Corporation of Swedish Pharmacies.
- From 1999: National Board of Health and Welfare, National Planning Support (NPS) register.
Reference period: 1st November.
Coverage:
Before 1999:
-The figures include all pharmacists employed by the National Corporation of Swedish pharmacies.
- All pharmacists working in retail are included in these figures. Even prescriptionists (with a
2-year university education) are included.
- The latter category makes up about 80 % of the group.
From 1999:
- Pharmacists include all persons with a Swedish pharmacist license employed within the retail
pharmacy sector.
- Prescriptionnists (with a 2-year university degree) are included. This category makes up 86 % of
all pharmacists.
- 100 per cent coverage.
Break in time series: Figures on pharmacists before 1999 are not consistent with the data from 1999
onwards because of differences in sources and methodology.
Switzerland
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Pharmasuisse, Swiss Pharmaceutical Association (FPH), Bern; annual reports.
Tajikistan
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
NA
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Data refers to professionally active pharmacists.
Source of data: Institute for Public Health ?Skopje, Report for health staff in health sector
(3-00-60), starting from 2008. Until 2006 data were extracted from Agency for drug control, Ministry
of Health.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Since 2005 it includes both, public and private sector.
Break in time series: 2008.
Turkey
Data refers to professionally active pharmacists.
Source of data:
- From 2000 onwards: General Directorate for Health Services, Ministry of Health.
- Up to 1999: Health Statistics Yearbook - Ministry of Health.
Coverage:
- From 2000 onwards: Pharmacists in the MoH, universities, the private sector and self-employed
pharmacists are included.
- MOD-affiliated facilities are not included.
- In 2010, pharmacists working in the ?Other? sector (local authorities, municipalities, central
organisation of MoH) are included; they are not included in 2011.
- Pharmacists acting as managers in the MoH, universities and the private sector are included.
- Pharmacists who work abroad or have not graduated from school yet are not included.
Turkmenistan
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data: Report from of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan. ? 17
?Health employment?
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: Includes data from institutions under the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of
Turkmenistan, data from other Ministries or sectors not included.
Note: a 20% decrease in numbers of pharmacists in 2004 is a consequence of the state programme
Health on re-organization of the health institutions with the purpose of rational use of human
resources for health in the country.
Ukraine
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
NA
United Kingdom
Data refers to practising pharmacists.
Source of data:
- Great Britain: Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great-Britain (RPSGB): Pharmacy workforce census of
2005 and 2008 and RPSGB Register Analysis 2009,
http://www.rpsgb.org.uk/informationresources/downloadsocietypublications/#r;
- Northern Ireland: Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.
Coverage:
- Data are the sum of GB data and Northern Ireland data.
- Northern Ireland : Data only available from 2005. The number of pharmacists who paid for full
membership in the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland in each year. This will include a small
proportion of full members who do work as a pharmacist and will exclude practising pharmacists aged
65+ (these pharmacists are not required to pay for full membership).
-
Uzbekistan
Data refers to practising pharmacists. Source of data: Institute of Health and Medical Statistics, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, reporting form 15-SSV “Report on Health personnel by categories”.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: data include personnel working within the system of the Ministry of Health only.
The decline in the reported number of pharmacists observed since 1993 is related to the privatization of pharmacies, which are then no longer included in the statistics on health establishments under the Ministry of Health.