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The NHS monthly remuneration statistics are available by clicking on the icons below. For more information please contact PSNC directly.


24 Months Rolling Generic Mix

The data demonstrates that over time the proportion of products dispensed by pharmacy contractors that are generic continues to increase. Correspondingly this has lead to a downward trend in average reimbursement prices, as generics are generally significantly cheaper than their branded counterparts.

24 Month Rolling Average Reimbursement Price

 

12 Month Rolling Items Dispensed


Year on Year Generic Mix

Year on Year Monthly Items Dispensed

Year on Year Payment Level Comparison


NHS Statistics (England)

NHS Statistics (January 2013) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (December 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (November 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (October 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (September 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (August 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (July 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (June 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (May 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (April 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (March 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (February 2012) (PDF Format)

Monthly Breakdown of AIV values from April 2010 (Excel Format)

English NHS Statistics from April 2005 are available in the NHS Prescription Statistics Archive


NHS Statistics (Wales)

NHS Statistics (January 2013) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (Decembver 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (Novemver 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (October 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (September 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (August 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (July 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (June 2012) PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (May 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (April 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (March 2012) (PDF Format)

NHS Statistics (February 2012) (PDF Format)

Welsh NHS Statistics from April 2005 are available in the NHS Prescription Statistics Archive.


NHS Statistics Archive

Click on the link below to view archive NHS prescription statistics:

NHS Prescription Statistics (From 2002)


Guide to the NHS Monthly Remuneration Statistics

PSNC produce monthly statistics based on the Prescriber Dispenser Report (PD1), which the NHSBSA produce. More information on the various terms used in the statistics can be found below:

The cost of sales, gross profit, fees received and total payment per prescription are all represented in £'s per prescription. Statistics for the current year and the previous year are shown this way each with the current month for both years compared to the results for the mean average results of all the other months of that year. In addition for the current year these results are represented in percentages.

The cost of sales is the sum of the ingredient cost and container cost less the discount received.

The gross profit made is the fees received and this is the calculated by deducting the cost of sales from the total payment per prescription.

Other information found in the staistics included the totals for the month in millions of Net Ingredient Cost (NIC), Prescription Volume, Fees, and Gross Profit. These totals are calculated as before for the current month in the current year in both figures and percentages, and for the current month in the previous year.

The total payment per prescription is the ingredient cost of the item less discount received plus container cost plus the fee received for the prescription.

The NIC is the average cost of drugs per prescription item.


ETP Statistics

EPS Release 2

A total of 672 general practices and 9,319 pharmacy sites are now ready to start using EPS Release 2.
To date, 4,116,121 prescriptions containing 9,572,231 items have been dispensed.

More information regarding deployment statistics of the Electronic Prescription Service can be found on the NHS Connecting for Health website.


Community Pharmacy Statistics

Community Pharmacy Services, 2002-03 to 2011-12 (Wales)

General Pharmaceutical Services in England 2002-03 to 2011-12

Community Pharmacy Services, 2001-02 to 2010-11 (Wales)

General Pharmaceutical Services in England 2001-02 to 2010-11

Community Pharmacy Services, 2000-01 to 2009-10 (Wales)

General Pharmaceutical Services in England 2000-01 to 2009-10

Community Pharmacy Services, 1998-99 to 2008-09 (Wales)

General Pharmaceutical Services in England 1999-00 to 2008-09

General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales 1998-99 to 2007-08

General Pharmaceutical Service (Annual Bulletin) 2006/07

General Pharmaceutical Service (Annual Bulletin) 2005/06

General Pharmaceutical Services in England 2005/6 Emerging Findings

General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales 1995-96 to 2004-2005

The General Pharmaceutical Services in England bulletin contains information and statistics on the number of pharmacies in contract with the NHS, the number of pharmacies in chains, the number of community pharmacies that have opened and closed in the year, information on services provided by Community pharmacies, applications relating to Pharmaceutical Services Regulations and appeals against these applications.

Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community in England (2000 - 2010)

Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community in Wales (2000 - 2010)

Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community in England (1999 - 2009)

Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community in Wales (2000 - 2009)

Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community, statistics for 1998 to 2008

Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community Bulletin (1997 - 2007)

Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community Bulletin (1996 - 2006)

Prescription Dispensing Statistics Bulletin (2005)

The Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community Bulletin provides a summary of statistics relating to prescriptions dispensed in the community in England and Wales. The latest bulletin highlights recent changes and the main trends between 2000 and 2010.

Prescription Cost Analysis 2011

Prescription Cost Analysis 2010

Prescription Cost Analysis 2009

Prescription Cost Analysis 2008

Prescription Cost Analysis 2007

Prescription Cost Analysis 2006

Prescription Cost Analysis 2005

Prescription Cost Analysis 2004

The Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) shows in detail the number of items, the total net ingredient cost (NIC) and average NIC per prescription for products dispensed in the community in England. This is shown for individual preparations, Chemicals, BNF Paragraphs, BNF Sub-Paragraphs, BNF Chapters, BNF Sections, and as an overall total. The drugs dispensed are listed alphabetically within chemical entity by British National Formulary (BNF) therapeutic class.

Pharmacies & Prescriptions

The Pharmacies & Prescriptions section of the Department of Health website provides access to a wide variety of statistics including statistical bulletins from 1998.

Drug Misuse Statistics (2009)

Drug Misuse Statistics (2008)

Drug Misuse Statistics (2007)

Statistics on Drug Misuse include details of the prevalence of drug misuse, including the types of drugs used, trends in drug misuse over recent years, patterns of drug misuse among different groups of the population, European comparisons of drug misuse and health outcomes related to drug misuse including hospital admissions, drug treatment and deaths related to drug misuse.

Hospital Prescribing Statistics (2008)

Hospital Prescribing Statistics (2007)

Hospital Prescribing Statistics (2006)

Hospital Prescribing Statistics presents data on the use of drugs in hospitals and in the community both overall and for selected areas of prescribing, including drugs positively appraised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.


Health Profiles

Health Profiles for every local authority and region across England were published on 24th June 2008 by the Department of Health and the Association of Public Health Observatories.

The Profiles use key health indicators to capture a picture of the nation's health down to local level, providing areas across England with valuable information to improve their population's health. This year's data also includes new information on child health inequalities.

The Health Profiles are presented in a easy-to-read format, comparing an area's health against the national average for each indicator. They are all available online from the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) website.


NHS Statistics FAQs

Where can I find information on the prescribing volume of a particular drug?

The Prescription Cost Analysis details the prescribing volumes of all drugs dispensed in England in a particular year. The latest version contains the prescribing data for 2008 and this is available from the Information Centre for health and social care website.

Where can I find the average item value for a given month?

PSNC produce monthly NHS remuneration statistics, which contain information on the monthly average item value. These are available on this section of the website and date back to 2002.

Where can I find the cost to the NHS of a particular Drug?

The Prescription Cost Analysis holds information on the Net Ingredient Cost (NIC) of all drugs dispensed in England. This information is available in the Prescription Cost Analysis as both the average cost of the drug per prescription (NIC/Rx) and the total cost to the NHS. The latest version of the Prescription Cost Analysis contains the prescribing data for 2008 and this is available from the Information Centre for health and social care website.


Where can I find the total cost to the NHS of all prescribed products in a given year?

The 10-year bulletin Prescriptions dispensed in the community contains details in table 1 of the total cost to the NHS of prescribed products in the given period. This is available via the Information Centre for health and social care website.

Where can I find information on the proportion of products prescribed generically?

The 10-year bulletin Prescriptions dispensed in the community contains details on table 7 the proportion of products prescribed generically. This is available via the Information Centre for health and social care website.

Where can I find out how many NHS community pharmacies there are?

The General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales 1995-96 to 2005-06 bulletin contains information on the number of NHS community pharmacies in England and Wales in a given year. This is available via the The Information Centre for health and social care .

Where can I find information on the proportion of patients who are exempt from paying the prescription charge?

Tables 3 and 4 of the 10-year bulletin Prescriptions dispensed in the community contains details the proportion of patients who are exempt from paying the prescription charge. This is available via the The Information Centre for health and social care website.

Where can I find out where Enhanced Services are being implemented?

The Information Centre for health and social care has published statistics regarding the number of Enhanced Services that have been commissioned by PCTs. These statistics are available from table 9 of the 10-year bulletin Prescriptions dispensed in the community which is available from the Information Centre for Health and Social Care Website.

Where can I find out statistics about the number of items dispensed in a particular PCT area?

This information available in the Common Information Requests section from the NHS Prescription Services website under monthly PCT fees and items for pharmacies.

Where can I find out the number of MUR's carried out in my PCT area?

New Pharmacy Contract statistics including the number of MURs conducted in each PCT area are available in the Common Information Requests section from the NHS Prescription Services website. We have also collated this information into LPC areas, which is available from the MUR Statistics section of the website.

 


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