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Thank you for your request for information about the following:

Hello, thank you for fulfilling my previous request (number 11591) Could I please request the same data, but for any newer months for which data is available? i.e. December 2022 and January 2023

Your request was received on 17 April 2023 and has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


A copy of the information is attached.

NHS Prescription Services process prescriptions for Pharmacy Contractors, Appliance Contractors, Dispensing Doctors and Personal Administration with information then used to make payments to pharmacists and appliance contractors in England for prescriptions dispensed in primary care settings (other arrangements are in place for making payments to Dispensing Doctors and Personal Administration). This involves processing over 1 billion prescription items and payments totalling over £9 billion each year. The information gathered from this process is then used to provide information on costs and trends in prescribing in England and Wales to over 25,000 registered NHS and Department of Health and Social Care users.

Data source
Source System - ISP (National MIS Files)

Time period
December 2022, January 2023, February 2023

The month refers to the month of the report. Please note Appliance Contractors data within the MIS Report shows data for the following month. (E.g. MIS Report for December 2022 will show January 2023 Appliance Contractor data).

This dataset FOI 01103 has 6 files –December 2022, January 2023 & February 2023 MIS Pharmacy and December 2022, January 2023 & February 2023 MIS Appliance Contractor.

This report consists of a management information file detailing monthly Community Pharmacy and Appliance Payments by type of payment and contractor account. Payments include all drug costs, fees, patient charges, locally authorised payments, etc. Other details such as the numbers of items dispensed, patient’s charges collected are also included.

The management information file reflects the contractor's payment and prescription data associated with the Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) structure at the relevant payment date.

The data contained within the files can be interpreted correctly by using the ‘MIS Glossary’ available under ‘Management Information Spreadsheet (MIS) Report’ at .

Disclosure Control The data in columns METHADONE PAYMT and ADD FEE-2E within the Pharmacy dataset have been removed following Information Governance policy.

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Last Updated May 19, 2023, 15:10 (UTC)
Created May 16, 2023, 14:09 (UTC)