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FOI-02011

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You asked us:

‘The number of COVID vaccinations carried out and payments made for these vaccinations to individual pharmacies, listed by their ODS code and with full postal address details.

Could you provide the data for the month of May 2024 in EXCEL format please.

The data should be:

Column1--Administration Month

Column2--ODS Code

Column3--Pharmacy Name

Column4--Pharmacy Trading Name

Column5--Pharmacy Address

Column6--Pharmacy Post Code

Column7--Number of Vaccinations Claimed

Column8--Number of Vaccinations Paid

Column9--Payment Amount GB

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) received your request on 13 June 2024.

We have handled your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

Our response

I can confirm that the NHSBSA holds the information you have requested and a copy of the information and notes explaining it is attached.

Please read the below notes to ensure correct understanding of the data.

The NHSBSA calculates payments for covid vaccinations to Pharmacies and Primary Care Network (PCN) providers in England. Covid vaccination data is keyed in via Point of Care (POC) Systems and they transferred to the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) application. Each month, vaccine providers submit claims to request payment based on the data that has been transferred into MYS. To be paid in a timely fashion such claims must be submitted during a specified declaration submission period. Should claims be submitted outside the submission period they will be processed in the following period. This means that in some cases there is a difference between the number of vaccines that have been 'claimed' and the number that have been 'paid'. Both the number of 'claimed' and 'paid' vaccinations have been reported in this request.

When considering the nature of the vaccine data there are several ways it can be reported over time:

Administration Month - This is the month in which the vaccine was administered to the patient.

Payment Month - This is the month in which the payment was made dispenser of the vaccine. Note that all payments for Pharmacies are paid one month later than those for PCN providers.

Keying Month - This is the month in which the vaccine record first appeared on the MYS system.

Submission/Claim Month - This is the month in which the claim for payment for a vaccination occurred.

For example, suppose that a PCN patient is given a covid vaccination dose 1 in January (Administration Month) and then the paper record of this is misplaced for a while. The record is found and keyed into a POC system during February (Keying Month). The Provider is allowed to claim for keying during February in the first 5 days of March, but they're a little late and authorise the claim on the 7th of March (Submission Month). As the claim is outside the submission window it is not paid in March, it will instead be processed during April (Payment Month).

Another example could be a Pharmacy patient given a covid vaccination dose 1 in January (Administration Month), keyed in January (Keying Month), then submitted in February (Submission Month) and then payments are calculated in February, however as this is for a pharmacy the payments are held back and not paid until March (Payment Month).

For the purposes of this request, we have chosen to report by Administration Month.

Data included in this request is limited to vaccinations carried out by Pharmacies only.

Data included in this request is also limited to vaccinations administered in May 2024

The latest data used is a snapshot of the MYS system data that was taken on 7th June 2024. This is the snapshot of data taken after the May 2024 submission period that was used to calculate payments. Pharmacy name and address are as held at this date.

This payment data does not include any adjustments made by NHSBSA Provider Assurance as part of post payment verification exercise. These adjustments are made at account level and may relate to several months of activity.

Payment data includes payments made and those scheduled for payment in the future.

Payments comprise an Item of Service fee and potentially a Supplementary fee. Payments do not relate to the value of the drugs dispensed.

The total used for the payment calculation may not match the totals shown in 'live' POC systems or MYS that continue to receive updates after the snapshot used to calculate payments was taken.

Vaccination records are limited to those which have been associated with a declaration submission. This may include late submission declarations received after the deadline for declarations such records are not processed until the next month.

Please note that some vaccinations attract a supplementary fee, so it is not possible to determine the number of vaccinations by dividing the total paid by the basic Item of Service (IoS) fee.

It is possible for new records from old administration months to be entered in the future, thus the totals here for each administration month could change when more data is processed.

Data Queries

If you have any queries regarding the data provided, or if you plan on publishing, the data please contact dataandinsightsupport@nhsbsa.nhs.uk / foidata@nhsbsa.nhs.uk / foirequests@nhsbsa.nhs.uk ensuring you quote the above reference. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

Reusing the data and copyright

If you plan on producing a press or broadcast story based upon the data, please contact communicationsteam@nhsbsa.nhs.uk. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and is subject to NHSBSA copyright. This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence detailed at:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Should you wish to re-use the information you must include the following statement: “Data Warehouse, NHSBSA Copyright 2024” Failure to do so is a breach of the terms of the licence.

Information you receive which is not subject to NHSBSA Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated. Please obtain their permission before reproducing any third party (non NHSBSA Copyright) information.

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Last Updated July 9, 2024, 13:00 (UTC)
Created July 9, 2024, 12:58 (UTC)