Pharmacy contracts: where the money goes

Funding for the national community pharmacy contracts in England, Scotland and Wales is distributed differently. Here is a breakdown of how the three countries fund pharmacy services. 

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Per capita spend in Wales, England and Scotland

*Per capita spend not including retained buying margin.
**In addition to the national contract funding, enhanced services in England are commissioned locally by clinical commissioning groups and local authorities. The national flu vaccination service is funded from the NHS vaccination budget and the pharmacy integration fund, which was £40.0m in 2017–2018 (only £18.2m of which was spent), funds the NHS urgent medicines supply advanced service.




Sources: Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, Community Pharmacy Scotland, Community Pharmacy Wales, Office for National Statistics

Infographic: MAG

Last updated
The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, August 2018, Vol 301, No 7916;301(7916):DOI:10.1211/PJ.2018.20205355

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