Pharmacy: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 14 December 2023.

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Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many pharmacist training places have been available in each of the last five years; and how many pharmacists have taken up these training places.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The number of training places for pharmacists in England is uncapped and determined each year by health education providers. The following table shows the number of trainees accepted and started on Masters of Pharmacy courses:

Students accepted (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

Starters in first year (Higher Education Statistics Agency)

2022/23

3,590

n/a

2021/22

3,495

3,545

2020/21

3,085

3,105

2019/20

2,945

2,830

2018/19

2,875

3,105

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