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Dispensing Statistics Graphs

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 Monthly Items Dispensed

Year on Year Payment Level Comparison


NHS Statistics FAQs

Q. Where can I find information on the prescribing volume of a particular drug?
A. The Prescription Cost Analysis details the prescribing volumes of all drugs dispensed in England in a particular year.

Quick Link to Community Pharmacy Statistics section.

Q. Where can I find the average item value for a given month?
A. PSNC produce monthly NHS remuneration statistics, which contain information on the monthly average item value.

Quick Link to Remuneration Statistics section.

Q. Where can I find the cost to the NHS of a particular drug?
A. 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.

Quick Link to Community Pharmacy Statistics section.

Q. Where can I find the total cost to the NHS of all prescribed products in a given year?
A. The 10-year bulletin Prescriptions dispensed in the community contains details of the total cost to the NHS of prescribed products in the given period.

Quick Link to Community Pharmacy Statistics section.

Q. Where can I find information on the proportion of products prescribed generically?
A. The 10-year bulletin Prescriptions dispensed in the community contains details on the proportion of products prescribed generically.

Quick Link to Community Pharmacy Statistics section.

Q. Where can I find out how many NHS community pharmacies there are?
A. The General Pharmaceutical Services in England bulletin contains information on the number of NHS community pharmacies in England in a given year.

Quick Link to Community Pharmacy Statistics section.

Q. Where can I find information on the proportion of patients who are exempt from paying the prescription charge?
A. The General Pharmaceutical Services in England bulletin contains details the proportion of patients who are exempt from paying the prescription charge.

Quick Link to Community Pharmacy Statistics section.

Q. Where can I find out where Enhanced Services are being implemented?
A. The General Pharmaceutical Services in England bulletin contains information on the number of local enhanced services provided in England.

Quick Link to Community Pharmacy Statistics section.

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