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General Pharmaceutical Services in England - 2006/2007, Annual bulletin

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Official statistics, National statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts
Date range:
01 Jan 2006 to 31 Dec 2006

Summary

This publication shows information about community pharmacies in England and Wales in contract with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Local Health Boards (LHBs) to dispense NHS prescriptions between 1997-98 and 2006-07.

The new community pharmacy contract was introduced in England and Wales in April 2005. Reforms to the Control of Entry regulations were introduced in England in April 2005.

Key facts

  • NHS Business Services Authority and Health of Wales Information Service reports show that there were 10,839 community pharmacy contractors in England and Wales at 31 March 2007, compared to 10,580 at 31 March 2006, an increase of 259
  • the number of prescription items dispensed by community pharmacies in England and Wales increased by 31.4 million to 745 million in 2006-07
  • between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007, Primary Care Trusts and Local Health Boards reported that 270 new pharmacies opened and 55 closed
  • 22,416 local enhanced services were provided by community pharmacy contractors in England and Wales in 2006-07
  • a total of 579,965 medicines-use-reviews (MURs) were conducted by community pharmacists in England and Wales in 2006-07
  • in 2006-07 PCTs in England received 392 applications for pharmaceutical services exempt from the control of entry regulations. The majority were for pharmacies intending to open 100 or more hours per week.

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