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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)

England20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Dispensing GPs53115553573157785830606162066300639665226599
Dispensing practices11491135113911291118108610761059104510361023
Dispensing patients
(millions)
3.493.513.513.463.433.343.313.273.233.193.18
Medical patients
(millions)
8.278.278.218.278.238.168.218.238.33
Dispensing patients
per practice
30383093308530633064307930733085308730823108
Medical patients
per practice
726473297346761576497705785279148142
Dispensing patients
per doctor
657632613599588552533519504490481
Dispensing GPs
per practice
4.624.895.035.125.215.585.775.956.126.246.45