The impact of social change on professions - Gender and pharmacy in the UK: An agenda for action

Karen Hassell

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    Abstract

    In several countries a growing number of women are entering the pharmacy profession. This paper examines the nature of increasing female entry into the pharmacy profession in the United Kingdom, possible reasons for this, and the implications for workforce management and planning. The review forms part of a research agenda setting exercise about the pharmacy workforce commissioned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. The paper aims to provide an overview of gender-related workforce issues for researchers and commissioning bodies alike, describes what is currently known about the gender profile of the UK workforce and identifies some of the key areas that remain under-researched. Participation and activity rates, career influences, explanations around the increased entry of women into pharmacy, and the consequences of women's involvement for the profession, are all considered. Gaps are identified and priority topics for research are also suggested.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

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