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Delivering health care through community pharmacies : are working conditions deterring female pharmacists' participation?

Gidman, Wendy and Day, Jennie and Hassell, Karen and Payne, Katherine (2009) Delivering health care through community pharmacies : are working conditions deterring female pharmacists' participation? Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 14 (3). pp. 141-149. ISSN 1355-8196

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Abstract

Recent UK government policy has placed community pharmacists at the frontline of health care delivery in order to improve patient access. Community pharmacy has been beset by recruitment and retention problems which potentially threaten health service delivery. This is largely a consequence of an increased demand for pharmacists. Additionally, the proportion of female pharmacists in the profession has risen. Consequently, interrupted career patterns and part-time working practices have increased, shrinking the pool of available workers. This study aimed to examine the importance of factors influencing female community pharmacists' work patterns.