Currently stable

By Dr Allan Tennant, Updated 26th of September 2013

Latest data  for Welsh dispensing practices up to June 2013  (GP Practice Analysis shows a stable dispensing practice population, compared to the declines seen elsewhere in the UK.

  • 88 dispensing practices.
  • 198,571 dispensing patients
  • 321,552 medical patients
  • 361 dispensing doctors

At the request of DDA Online, Primary Care Services of NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, will now regularly publish the number of GPs in Welsh practices.

The average dispensing practice prescribed 11,800 items per month, in the first six months of the year.  61.75% of a practice’s patients are dispensing.


In 2006 there were 341 dispensing doctors in 89 practices with 196,644 dispensing patients.