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General Pharmaceutical Services in England 2008/09 - 2018/19 [NS] [PAS]

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General Pharmaceutical Services in England 2008/09 - 2018/19 [NS] [PAS]


Summary

This report provides information on community pharmacies and appliance contractors in England, and the NHS services they provided, between April 2008 and March 2019. It is a National Statistics publication and is the only national level dataset that shows this information.



Community pharmacies

There were 11,539 community pharmacies in England in 2018/19

This is an increase of 9.8% since 2008/09 and a decrease of 0.7% since 2017/18.

The number of appliance contractors has remained stable at 111 since 2016/2017.

During 2018/19, 38 community pharmacies opened and 103 pharmacies closed.


Prescription items dispensed

On average, the number of items dispensed by each community pharmacy in 2018/19 was 87,212

This is an increase of 18.8% since 2008/09 and no change since 2017/18.

The number of items dispensed by each appliance contractor, on average, has increased by 114.8% since 2008/09.


Electronic Prescription Service

64.9% of prescription items dispensed by community pharmacies in 2018/19 were via the Electronic Prescription Service

This is an increase of 50.1 percentage points since 2014/15.


Flu vaccines

1.4 million vaccines were provided in 2018/19 by 9,105 National Influenza Adult Vaccination Services (NIAVS) in community pharmacies

This equates to 157 vaccines per pharmacy on average, which is an increase of 90.1% since 2015/16, when 7,195 pharmacies provided 595,467 vaccines through a NIAVS.





Last edited: 13 May 2020 8:08 am