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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

General Pharmaceutical Services in England - 2000/2001 to 2009/2010

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts
Date Range:
01 Apr 2000 to 31 Mar 2010


The Average number of fees per pharmacy for 2008-09 shown in Table 1 showed the 2007-08 figure for both 2007-08 and 2008-09 in error and 2008-09 figure should have been 75,903. A corrected pdf is now available via the link above.

This publication shows information about services provided by community pharmacies in England in contract with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to dispense NHS prescriptions between 2000-2001 and 2009-10

Key Facts

  • NHS Business Services Authority reports show that there were 10,691 community pharmacies in England at 31 March 2010, compared to 10,475 at 31 March 2009, an increase of 216 (2 per cent)
  • The number of prescription items dispensed by community pharmacies in England in 2009-10 was 813.3 million. This was an increase of 41.8 million (5 per cent) from 2008-09 when the figure for community pharmacies was 771.5 million
  • The number of dispensing fees received by community pharmacies in England increased by 43.7 million to 838.3 million in 2009-10 from 795.1 million (5 per cent) in 2008-09
  • 29,526 local enhanced services were provided by community pharmacy contractors in England in 2009-10 compared to 26,970 in 2008-09 an increase of 9 per cent. The most frequent services provided in 2009-10 have remained unchanged since 2006-07. These are Stop Smoking support, Supervised Administration, Minor Ailment Schemes and supply via Patient Group Directions
  • A total of 1.7 million Medicines Use Reviews (MUR) were conducted by community pharmacy contractors in England in 2009-10, compared to 1.4 million in 2008-09, an increase of 309,820 (22 per cent).

Note: Quality Statement PDF added on the 3rd June 2011


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