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General Practitioners: Pharmacy

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dispensing GP practices are registered in (a) Stroud constituency, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) England; and what percentage of the total number of practices this represents in each case. (247938)

The number of dispensing general practitioner (GP) practices and total practices is not available by parliamentary constituency but can be provided by primary care trust (PCT).

The following table provides the total number of GP practices and the number of dispensing GP practices in England, Gloucestershire PCT and South Gloucestershire PCT as at 14 January 2009. The figures in brackets represent the percentage of the total number of practices in each category.

Gloucestershire PCT

South Gloucestershire PCT

England

All GP Practices

86 (1%)

29 (0.3%)

8,611

Dispensing GP Practices

29 2.6%)

4 (0.35%)

1,129

Source:

NHS Business Services Authority Organisational database

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of inappropriate dispensing of hospital prescriptions in community pharmacies were reported by each primary care trust in the latest year for which figures are available. (248226)