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Community pharmacy services

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  • Release date: 14 October 2015
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: 19 October 2016
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 2015, up 2 from 714 on 31 March 2014, although in general the total number changes little from year to year.
  • There were 4 appliance contractors in Wales on 31 March 2015.
  • Essential services: 73.2 million prescription items were dispensed by community pharmacies in 2014-15, up by 2.9% from 2013-14.
  • Advanced services: 93.7% of pharmacies provided Medicine Use Review services and 54.1% a Discharge Medicines Review service in 2014-15.
  • Enhanced services: The proportion of community pharmacies accredited to provide various enhanced services has risen steadily since 2005-06.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5039
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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