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Wales records 19pc uplift in dispensing during 2020/21

Dispensing fees show workload increase

January 12th 2022

Tagged: NHS statistical reports Wales

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Dispensing fees and DSQS payments rose 19 per cent during 2020/21, Welsh Government figures show.  

Official figures for investment in General Practice in Wales for 2016 to 2017 financial year to 2020 to 2021 financial year put the total investment in dispensing fees including DSQS at £14.29m – a 19 per cent increase on the 2019/20 investment figure of £12.02m. 

During 2020/21, the Welsh Government also recorded the following investment in dispensing:  

  • Dispensary Services Quality Scheme (DSQS) £493,000 
  • Cost of dispensing fees (including DSQS): £13.80m 
  • Investment in drug reimbursement: £39.46m – down 1.8 per cent on 2019/20.