4% decline in practice numbers

By Ailsa Colquhoun, 29th of January 2014

GP Practice Analysis for 2013 shows there are 86 dispensing practices in Wales, serving 195,910 dispensing patients. There are 351 dispensing GPs.

The statistics reveal a 4% decline in Welsh dispensing practice numbers since 2010. although the reduction in the number of dispensing patients was lower at 2%. Previous years’ data shows:

2012: 88 practices, 196,723 dispensing patients

2011: 87 practices, 197,635 dispensing patients

2010: 90 practices, 200,376 dispensing patients