Requested by: APEX | Response provided: 09/09/2020
Category: Workforce Development

I write in response to your Official Information Act request received by us 23 July 2020 requesting the following information:

APEX requests the data and/or information held by your District Health Board, with regards to Pharmacy Assistants, Trainee Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Intern Pharmacists, and Pharmacists. Could you please provide the following information:

We require:

  • The actual number of Pharmacists – i.e. headcount.
  • The actual number of Pharmacy Technicians – i.e. headcount
  • The actual number of Pharmacy Assistants – i.e. headcount
  • The number of employees, broken down into Pharmacists, Technicians, and Assistants on each salary step
  • For continuing professional development for DHB employed pharmacy staff:
    • Total budget for 2018 and 2019 financial years
    • Total spend for 2018 and 2019 financial years
    • A breakdown of spend on training for qualifications including technicians level 5 and 6, pharmacist prescriber and postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy.
    • Spend on all other professional development


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