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England loses 13 dispensing practices

Practice list sizes grow by 3 per cent

April 7th 2017

Tagged: NHS statistical reports England

By Ailsa Colquhoun

There are 13 fewer dispensing practices in England than a year ago, data for January 2017 has revealed.

This shows that there are now 1023 dispensing practices operating in England, a 1.25 per cent decrease on the previous year. The dispensing patient population, however, remains static at around 3.18 million patients.

Overall, practice list sizes are up 2.8 per cent to an average of 8,142 per practice, due to an overall rise in the numbers of patients in England.

The table below shows the movement of dispensing practice, dispensing patient and dispensing GP numbers since 2007.

View the sorted practice dataset (January 2017)

View the patient list size dataset (October 2016)

England 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dispensing GPs 5311 5553 5731 5778 5830 6061 6206 6300 6396 6522 6599
Dispensing practices 1149 1135 1139 1129 1118 1086 1076 1059 1045 1036 1023
Dispensing patients
(millions)
3.49 3.51 3.51 3.46 3.43 3.34 3.31 3.27 3.23 3.19 3.18
Medical patients
(millions)
8.27 8.27 8.21 8.27 8.23 8.16 8.21 8.23 8.33
Dispensing patients
per practice
3038 3093 3085 3063 3064 3079 3073 3085 3087 3082 3108
Medical patients
per practice
7264 7329 7346 7615 7649 7705 7852 7914 8142
Dispensing patients
per doctor
657 632 613 599 588 552 533 519 504 490 481
Dispensing GPs
per practice
4.62 4.89 5.03 5.12 5.21 5.58 5.77 5.95 6.12 6.24 6.45

 

 

 

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