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Community pharmacy services

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  • Release date: 19 October 2016
  • Period covered: 2015-16
  • Next update: 1 November 2017
An annual report which includes data on pharmacies, prescriptions dispensed and pharmaceutical services offered.

Key points

  • There were 716 community pharmacies in Wales on 31 March 2016, the same number as the previous year.
  • There were 4 appliance contractors in Wales on 31 March 2016.

Essential services

  • 73.9 million prescription items were dispensed by community pharmacies in 2015-16, up by 1.0% from 2014-15.

Advanced services

  • 95% of pharmacies provided Medicine Use Review services and 63% a Discharge Medicines Review service in 2015-16.

Enhanced services

  • The proportion of community pharmacies accredited to provide various enhanced services has risen steadily since 2005-06.
  • 73% of pharmacies provided Emergency Contraceptive services in 2015-16
  • 46% of pharmacies provided Seasonal Flu Vaccine services in 2015-16.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5039
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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