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Pharmacy Voice

Some Facts

  • There are 11,200-plus community pharmacies in England (13,000 in the UK).
  • 96% of people can get to a pharmacy within 20 minutes by walking or using public transport (99% by car).
  • Around 900 pharmacies are open for 100 hours per week. Community pharmacies are open longer than GP surgeries, in the evenings and on Saturdays; many are now open on Sundays.
  • Community pharmacies now provide rapid access, without an appointment, to a health professional for 150,000 more hours every week than ten years ago.
  • Pharmacy is the third largest health profession after medicine and nursing.