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<p>The following table shows the average fee relating to essential services per prescription item for pharmacies with different levels of dispensing activity for the period 2017/18 and also includes medicine margin.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Average fee per prescription item including margin</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pharmacy with mean number of prescription items</p></td><td><p>£2.37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pharmacy with highest number of prescription items</p></td><td><p>£2.10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pharmacy with lowest number of prescription items</p></td><td><p>£2.07</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pharmacy with lowest quartile number of prescription items</p></td><td><p>£2.57</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>We have calculated total fees as the sum of all essential service fees, including establishment payments and quality payments. It excludes any advanced service fees as these are payments for activity not related to dispensing. Any funding received via retained medicine margin, and any payments relating to the Pharmacy Access Scheme have similarly been excluded from this analysis and so would need to be separately considered.</p><p> </p><p>The medicine margin retained by individual pharmacy contractors is not known, therefore it can only be calculated by using the number of pharmacy contractors and the total medicine margin as per the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (which in 2017/18 was £800 million).</p>
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