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Pharmacy

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP dispensaries there are in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England. (228536)

Data are only available by primary care trust area and for England only. Information relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for each Devolved Administration.

The Ribble Valley constituency is covered by two PCTs—Central Lancashire PCT and East Lancashire PCT. There are five PCTs covering the Lancashire area—Central Lancashire PCT; East Lancashire PCT; North Lancashire PCT; Blackpool PCT and Blackburn and Darwen PCT.

Information on the number of dispensing practices in each PCT area is given in the following table.

Dispensing

Non-dispensing

Blackburn and Darwen PCT (5CC)

0

40

Blackpool PCT (5HP)

0

28

Central Lancashire PCT (5NG)

2

98

East Lancashire PCT (5NH)

6

71

North Lancashire PCT (5NF)

6

47

Total

14

284

Note:

1. Hyndburn and Ribble Valley PCT became part of East Lancashire PCT on 1 October 2006.

As at 16 October 2008, there were 1,122 dispensing general practitioner practices in England.