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Number of pharmacists in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2018

Annual number of pharmacists in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018 (in 1,000)

by Conor Stewart, last edited Sep 3, 2019
Number of pharmacists in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2018 In 2018 there were approximately 66 thousand employed and self-employed pharmacists in the United Kingdom (UK). The number of pharmacists in employment in the UK has fluctuated since 2010, dropping as low as 45 thousand pharmacists in 2013.

Number of pharmacies

Since 2006, the number of community pharmacies in England has been gradually increasing. Additionally, the number of pharmacies has remained above 11.6 thousand from 2013 onwards, culminating in a total of 11,619 community pharmacies in 2017/18.

Dispensing numbers

In 2017/18, there were over one billion prescription items dispensed from pharmacies in England. Although this is a slight decrease from the preceding period, the amount of prescriptions dispensed has increased greatly in the ten-year period displayed. Almost 2.3 thousand pharmacies dispensed an average of over ten thousand items a month in 2017/18 and the average number of items dispensed per month per pharmacy was approximately 7.2 thousand in this year.
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Annual number of pharmacists in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2018 (in 1,000)

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