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

Publication Date:
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Geographical Granularity:
Country, Regions
Date Range:
01 Apr 2008 to 31 Mar 2019


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.

Key Facts

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Community pharmacies

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

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Prescription items dispensed

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

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Electronic Prescription Service

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

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Flu vaccines

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

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Related news

NHS Digital article
7 November 2019
NHS Digital has today published figures on activity carried out by community pharmacies and appliance contractors in England.

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Last edited: 13 May 2020 8:08 am