Cost of Service Inquiry for Community Pharmacy

Cost of Service Inquiry for Community Pharmacy
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This report identifies and quantifies the various NHS costs involved in delivering community pharmacy services.

We were commissioned by the Department of Health to estimate the costs, currently and within a 5-year timeframe of providing community pharmacy services.

We undertook a survey of pharmacies in England to collect data on the costs they currently incur in delivering NHS pharmacy services. The report outlines the average allocated NHS costs per pharmacy branch (including fair return, a portion of head office and common costs and also the cost of enhanced services) and allocated NHS costs per fee item dispensed.

The results of this report will help to inform negotiations between the Department of Health and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee regarding the appropriate level of funding required to provide NHS pharmaceutical services to patients.

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