The General Pharmaceutical Services in England: 2004-05 to 2013-14 report shows information about community pharmacy contractors (community pharmacies) and appliance contractors in England, and the NHS services they provided, between 2004-05 and 2013-14. It is a National Statistics publication and is the only national level dataset that shows this information. It may be of interest to members of the public, healthcare professionals, policy officials and other stakeholders.
The England level data in this publication covers various time periods between 2004-05 and 2013-14. Data for 2013-14 is also available by Regions and Area Teams (see Appendix 1) and the 2012-13 Primary Care Trust data has been mapped to Area Teams (see Appendix 2). This will allow trends at a local level to be determined following the introduction of new operating structures across the NHS from 1 April 2013.
This publication is in a new format following a consultation undertaken by the Health and Social Care Information (HSCIC) launched with the 2012-13 publication. The NHS reorganisation resulted in changes in commissioning roles from 1 April 2013 resulting in a reduction to data for Essential Services.
The data provided in this publication comes from NHS Prescription Services, a division of NHS Business Services Authority, NHS England Area Teams and NHS Litigation Authority Family Health Services Appeal Unit. The data covers community pharmacies and appliance contractors on the NHS England pharmaceutical list to dispense NHS prescriptions under the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations.