Pharmacy Openings and Closures



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Pharmacy Openings and Closures

The pharmacy opening and closures data set shows the numbers of pharmacies in England that are included on a Pharmaceutical List held by NHS England on the last calendar day of each month, and so can provide NHS prescriptions and pharmaceutical services. These are split into three groups by the number of premises in each pharmacy group: Small (1-5), Medium (6-99) and Large (100+) pharmacy groups. This data set also separately includes figures for pharmacies subject to the 100 hours condition and distance selling pharmacies.

Pharmacies which have changed ownership will be counted as a closure with a new pharmacy opening on the next day, however this doesn’t affect the net change figures. ‘Opened’ means pharmacies that have joined a Pharmaceutical List and started providing NHS services between the first and last calendar day of the month; and ‘closed’ means pharmacies that have been removed from a list and have ceased providing NHS services between first and last calendar day of the month.

Data is as accurate as the data held by the NHS BSA data warehouse at the time of publishing each month. Total figures may not agree month to month due to openings and closures resulting in pharmacies changing group size or where backdated amendments are made.

We publish the related dataset Consolidated Pharmaceutical List on a quarterly basis.

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Source NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Master Data Replacement (MDR)
Contact NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)
Version 1.0
State active
Last Updated April 11, 2024, 06:52 (UTC)
Created December 16, 2022, 08:58 (UTC)