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Consultation on General Pharmaceutical Services in England Publication

The response to this closed consultation is now available

The HSCIC are very grateful to the six people/organisations who responded to the consultation. The comments provided by them reveal that this publication has a range of users whose needs' we will continue to consider when making decisions about its future.

pdf icon View the full results together with the HSCIC response [309kb]


What is this consultation?

This consultation invites responses on our proposed development of the output and presentation of the annual General Pharmaceutical Services in England publication.

Why are we having this consultation?

We are consulting users following changes to the NHS from 1 April 2013, and with the introduction of new NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 from 1 September 2012.

We want to ensure that the publication continues to be relevant and meaningful to the people who use it, and that we are meeting their information needs in the best and most cost-effective way. Your comments will be considered against resource pressures.

Summary of consultation

We propose to amend the way in which some data is presented, to introduce new content and to retire old content. You are invited to contribute to this consultation by reviewing the appropriate documents and completing the questions presented. We also invite comment on any issue not presented.

When will the report be published?

The next annual General Pharmaceutical Services publication will be published in November 2014.

How to respond

This consultation process is open to anyone - whether as an individual or representing an organisation. If you could also provide contact details (name, email address, organisation) this will also allow us to follow-up with any questions that arise from your response.

The closing date for the consultation is 31 January 2014.

The consultation questionnaire can be downloaded, completed and returned via email to

Alternatively you can post your response to General Pharmaceutical Services Publication Consultation 2013, Prescribing and Primary Care Team, Health and Social Care Information Centre, 1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6AE.

word icon Consultation document for General Pharmaceutical Services publication [187kb]

Examples of the proposed new tables:

xls icon General Pharmaceutical Services in England, 2004-05 to 2013-14 tables [183kb]

xls icon Community pharmacies on the pharmaceutical list at 31 March, number and percentage commissioned to provide local enhanced services by LAT, England 2013-14 [120kb]

View the latest publication.

If you would like to know more about the consultation or if you have any queries please contact

If you have a query regarding completing your response, or would like to discuss any issue in order to respond more constructively, or you require a copy of this consultation paper in any other format, e.g. Braille, Large Font, or Audio, please call 0845 300 6016 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or email:

Responses: confidentiality and disclaimer

The information you send us may be passed to colleagues within the HSCIC, other government departments or related agencies. Even where confidentiality is requested, if a request for disclosure of the consultation response is made in accordance with the Freedom of Information legislation, and the response is not covered by one of the exemptions in the legislation, the HSCIC may have to disclose the response, in whole or in part.

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