Client: Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Research to Track the Rural Pharmacy Workforce and Identify the Role that Rural Programs have on the Retention of the Rural Pharmacy Workforce

Project timeline: December 2008 - March 2010

Brief description:

Consultancy in collaboration with RhED Consulting Pty Ltd and Health Workforce Queensland to determine the working locations and type of work carried out by the rural pharmacy workforce after the completion of their training; and to ascertain what affects regional pharmacy schools and how rural pharmacy programs designed to recruit and retain pharmacist to rural areas are impacting on the rural pharmacy workforce

Outcome:

  • Summary: Drivers and barriers to rural practice and factors associated with satisfaction/dissatisfaction with rural practice
  • Summary: Key findings from workforce study
  • Results and Discussion: Impact of rural incentive programs and regional universities