Skip to main content

Data on pharmacies, prescriptions dispensed and pharmaceutical services offered for April 2017 to March 2018.

Main 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.


Community pharmacy services, April 2017 to March 2018 , file type: PDF, file size: 4 MB

4 MB
If you need a more accessible version of this document please email Please tell us the format you need. If you use assistive technology please tell us what this is.


Datasets and interactive tools


Craig Thomas

Telephone: 0300 025 1646

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.


Telephone: 0300 025 8099

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.