This dataset consolidates the pharmaceutical lists which NHS England has a regulatory duty to prepare, maintain and publish for each Health and Wellbeing Board area. This consolidated list includes lists of:
NHS pharmacies (also known as NHS community pharmacies) and;
NHS appliance contractors (also known as NHS dispensing appliance contractors) and;
Local Pharmaceutical Services contractors
Pharmaceutical lists for each Health and Wellbeing Board area are maintained by NHS England by pharmacy contract teams. Community pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractors can apply to or notify contract teams to amend the details held by the regional teams as specified in The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 . Further details on the application processes can be found on the Primary Care Support England website.
NHS BSA collates information on changes from NHS pharmacy contract teams and PCSE in the consolidated pharmaceutical list on NHS England's behalf.
Typically, high volumes of changes take place each month; and so, the consolidated pharmaceutical list is produced and validated on a quarterly basis. This validation confirms the accuracy of the consolidated pharmaceutical list, by comparing it to the pharmaceutical lists maintained for each Health and Wellbeing Board area.
The consolidated pharmaceutical list here represents the data as recorded in the NHSBSA Master Data Replacement System (MDR) at the time of publishing. Where information contained in the published list is discovered to be incorrect after publication, backdated amendments are made and reflected in the next publication.
We publish the related dataset Pharmacy Openings and Closures on a monthly basis.