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Data on pharmacies, prescriptions dispensed and pharmaceutical services offered for April 2018 to March 2019.

Main points

  • There were 716 community pharmacies in Wales on 31 March 2019, one more than in the previous year.
  • There were 4 appliance contractors in Wales on 31 March 2019.

Essential services

  • 74.9 million prescription items were dispensed by community pharmacies in 2018-19, up by 0.4% from 2017-18.

Advanced services

  • 97% of pharmacies provided Medicine Use Review services and 75% a Discharge Medicines Review service in 2018-19.

Enhanced services

  • The proportion of community pharmacies accredited to provide various enhanced services has risen steadily since 2007-08. 
  • 84% of pharmacies provided Emergency Contraceptive services in 2018-19.
  • 78% of pharmacies provided Seasonal Flu Vaccine services in 2018-19.
  • 98% of pharmacies offered consultations under the Common Ailments Service in 2018-19.


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