Department of Health written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total number of (a) internet and (b) high street community pharmacies in England has been in each year since 2007-08 in (i) total and (ii) each local authority area.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS Digital releases an annual General Pharmaceutical Services publication which has data on the total number of community pharmacies, providing National Health Service pharmaceutical services in England, including high street pharmacies, as well as the number of wholly distance selling pharmacies, including internet pharmacies. Data for the latter was only collected from 2008/09. As NHS pharmaceutical services are commissioned by the NHS, rather than local authorities, local data is based on primary care trusts until 2012/13 and NHS England Regions from April 2013. The latest release, covering the period 2006/07 to 2015/16, is available at:

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