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Community pharmacy services

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  • Release date: 31 October 2018
  • Period covered: 2017-18
  • Next update: 23 October 2019
An annual report which includes data on pharmacies, prescriptions dispensed and pharmaceutical services offered.

Key points

  • There were 715 community pharmacies in Wales on 31 March 2018, one fewer than in the previous year.
  • There were 4 appliance contractors in Wales on 31 March 2018.

Essential services

  • 74.7 million prescription items were dispensed by community pharmacies in 2017-18, down by 0.1% from 2016-17.

Advanced services

  • 96% of pharmacies provided Medicine Use Review services and 75% a Discharge Medicines Review service in 2017-18.

Enhanced services

  • The proportion of community pharmacies accredited to provide various enhanced services has risen steadily since 2007-08.
  • 82% of pharmacies provided Emergency Contraceptive services in 2017-18.
  • 72% of pharmacies provided Seasonal Flu Vaccine services in 2017-18.
  • 76% of pharmacies offered consultations under the Common ailments Service.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 1646
Email: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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