Call for early career pharmacists to join the Pharmacy Workforce Working Group

May 14, 2024
Irish pharmacy assessment system PSI

About the Pharmacy Workforce Working Group

The PSI is aware of increasing concerns about the availability and capacity of the pharmacist workforce in patient-facing roles in Ireland. In 2022, the PSI commenced the strategic project Emerging Risks to the Future Pharmacy Workforce culminating in the publication of the Workforce Intelligence Report. This report set out a number of recommendations and actions identified to assist in ensuring a sustainable future pharmacy workforce for Ireland including to:

“Establish a multi-agency group focused on national strategic workforce planning for pharmacy.”

There are multiple stakeholders involved in this complex issue. The establishment of this Working Group has joint ownership within the report between the PSI and the Department of Health. The group meets on a quarterly basis and includes membership from a range of stakeholders with an interest in and knowledge of the pharmacy sector. The intent is to influence, inform and evolve policy relating to the future role of, demands for and availability of pharmacists in the health service.

You can read more about the Future of the Pharmacy Workforce.

Specific requirements of applicant

  • Pharmacist must be within the first 5 years of their first-time registration.
  • Pharmacist must be working in community pharmacy for at least 1 year.
  • If qualified/trained outside the Republic of Ireland, pharmacists must have been registered and working in community pharmacy for at least 2 years within the Republic of Ireland.
  • Pharmacist must not be currently subject to any open Fitness to Practice cases.
  • The next working group meeting is 27 June and while we will consider applicants who are unavailable for this initial date, the ability to attend would be preferred. The meetings will principally be in person at the PSI House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please read our information booklet and complete this online application form.

Only applications submitted on this form will be accepted. Expressions of interest applications should be submitted no later than close of business on Friday 31 May 2024.

Questions about any aspect of this expression of interest process may be sent to