FOI 32004



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FOI 32004


Could I please request an updated list of Pharmacy Contractors that are indicated as Distance Selling on your database.


A copy of the information is attached.

NHS Prescription Services process prescriptions for Pharmacy Contractors, Appliance Contractors, Dispensing Doctors and Personal Administration with information then used to make payments to pharmacists and appliance contractors in England for prescriptions dispensed in primary care settings (other arrangements are in place for making payments to Dispensing Doctors and Personal Administration). This involves processing over 1 billion prescription items and payments totalling over £9 billion each year. The information gathered from this process is then used to provide information on costs and trends in prescribing in England and Wales to over 25,000 registered NHS and Department of Health and Social Care users.

Data Source

NHSBSA MDR organisation data base

Time Period

Current as of 01/02/2023

Organisation Data

The data shows a list of Open (active) pharmacies indicated as distance selling (DSP) on MDR.

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Contact Information Governance
State active
Last Updated February 16, 2023, 14:13 (UTC)
Created February 16, 2023, 14:12 (UTC)