Number of pharmacists up, Board data reveals

The number of registered pharmacists has continued to rise, according to the latest workforce data from the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

The Board’s December 2013 data update showed an increase of 221 practitioners since its last update in October.

The data also indicated that out of 27,560 registered pharmacists in Australia, 24,867 have general registration, while 1,763 have provisional registration.

Notably, 60.7 per cent of all registered pharmacists in Australia are women, and the largest