Project Details


The Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies (CPWS) undertakes commissioned research on the workforce, the labour market, and on organisational change and development within the pharmacy profession.

Our work is designed to influence policy and practice and to inform the wider debate on employment, professional work in pharmacy, education and training, and workforce effectiveness.

The Centre was established in January 2004 and is part of the Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry at The University of Manchester.

Pharmacists and professional research staff work side by side to develop and undertake commissioned research, and provide evidence-based consultancy and workforce intelligence.

Our research findings appear in scholarly and academic journals, but we also publish accessible reports, blogs, and newsletters for policy makers, pharmacy employers and pharmacy professionals, and for other users interested in work, employment, and pharmacy labour market issues.
Effective start/end date1/01/04 → …

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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