270 new pharmacies open in 2006/7

A total of 270 new pharmacies opened in England and Wales in 2006/7 and 55 closed, according to the DoH.

The number of prescription items dispensed by the 10,839 community pharmacies in both countries in 2006/7 increased by 31.4 million to 745 million.

A total of 579,965 medicine-use-reviews were conducted and 22,416 local enhanced services were provided by community pharmacists within the period.

The report was compiled for the DoH by the Information Centre.


Comment below and tell us what you think 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins


Already registered?

Sign in

Just published

Dr Zoe Norris

GPDF slashes costs and overhauls funding rules to 'restore trust' with GPs

The General Practice Defence Fund (GPDF) has cancelled contracts worth hundreds of...

Churchill Gardens

Scheme from Brazil helps address health inequalities in London practice

A scheme involving community health and wellbeing workers, which is based on a long-standing...

Talking General Practice logo

Podcast: How an initiative from Brazil could help general practice and improve outcomes

Dr Matt Harris and London GP Dr Connie Junghans Minton explain how an initiative...

Medical centre sign

One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland faced serious closure risk in past 18 months

One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland have faced a serious risk of closure...

BMA sign

BMA warns Treasury 'many practices' will close without emergency financial support

GP leaders have urged the Treasury to agree emergency funding to support general...


Practices can use £172m PCN cash to support staff pay rises, GP leaders say

Practices can use their share of Β£172m from the 2023/24 investment and impact fund...