Pharmacy News

Pharmacy lacks women in senior roles

Pharmacy has a lack of women in senior roles, according to research conducted by University of Birmingham School of Pharmacy, and launched on International Women’s Day (8 March).  Across a range of pharmacy sectors, 36 per cent of females and 64 per cent of males were found to be in the most senior roles of pharmacy. GPhC data from the register of 55,209 registered pharmacists, however, showed 61 per cent (33,898) people identified as female and 39 per cent (21,311) as male.

The number of women in senior roles found by the study does not reflect the proportion of females to males on the GPhC register, concluded researchers Maria Naylor, Sarah Pontefract and Hannah Batchelor.  Read more here.