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Hello, thank you for fulfilling my previous request at Could I please request the same data, but for any newer months for which data is available? i.e. January, February, March and April 2021


A copy of the information is attached.

There is a completed file for each month. FOI8592 has 2 files (February 2019 and March 2019)

Source System – ISP (National MIS Files)

NHSBSA 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.

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 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) 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 .

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

Appliance Contractors data within the MIS- Report shows data for the following month. (E.g. MIS-Report for January 19 will show February 19 Appliance Contractor data).

Previous requests and months provided – please add new requests to this.

FOI Months provided

7005 Jun-15 Jul-15 Aug-15 Sep-15 Oct-15 Nov-15 Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 Jan-17 Feb-17 Mar-17 Apr-17 May-17

7516 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17
7652 Jan-18 Feb-18
8037 Mar-18 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18
8251 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18
8428 Nov-18 Dec-18 Jan-19
8592 Feb-19 Mar-19
8657 Apr-19 May-19
8806 Jun-19 Jul-19
8956 Aug-19 Sep-19 Oct-19
9071 Nov-19 Dec-19
9169 Jan-20 Feb-20
9226 Mar-20
10290 Apr-20
10416 May-20 Jun-20
10442 Jul-20
11545 Aug-20
11591 Sep-20
11645 Oct-20 Nov-20

11719 Dec-20

11794 Feb-14 Mar-14 Apr-14 May-14 Jun-14 Jul-14 Aug-14 Sep-14 Oct-14 Nov-14 Dec-14 Jan-15 Feb-15 Mar-15 Apr-15 May-15 Jun-15 Jul-15 Aug-15 Sep-15 Oct-15 Nov-15 Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 (some months provided again as both IG and requestor didn’t keep them).

15939 Jan-21 Feb-21 Mar-21 Apr-21

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Last Updated January 24, 2024, 08:10 (UTC)
Created December 21, 2023, 09:15 (UTC)